In the News Features

Jul 21, 2017

Delusion of abundance

In Never Out of Season, published in March, author Rob Dunn — a biologist at North Carolina State University, US — uses the banana as an example and explains the desire for consistency in a particular product, which often gets ignored […]

Jul 21, 2017

Live Wire: What is GenX?

A researcher from N.C. State University discovered GenX and six other chemicals in the Cape Fear River. The compounds were found in the waterway below, but not above, the Chemours plant. It is not known how GenX or the other […]

Jul 21, 2017

Lighting the path

When Ricardo Hernandez, assistant professor in North Carolina State University’s Department of Horticultural Sciences, began conducting lighting research several years ago, he predicted the future of horticultural lighting would be in LEDs. More work still has to be done with LEDs, […]

Jul 21, 2017

Study highlights vital factors that affect consumer choices for milk and nondairy beverages

In recent years, retail sales of fluid milk have experienced significant change and per capita consumption has decreased at a rate of 830 mL per year since 1975. Between 2011 and 2014, sales of fluid milk have decreased 3.8% but […]

Jul 21, 2017

Positive Attitude Toward Aging = Better Mood

“People tend to have an overall attitude toward aging, good or bad, but we wanted to know whether their awareness of their own aging — or AARC — fluctuated over time in response to their everyday experiences,” says Shevaun Neupert, […]

Jul 20, 2017

Knappe: Home Reverse Osmosis Systems Show Success Removing GenX, Other Compounds

The researcher who authored the study that revealed the threat of the chemical compound GenX in the Cape Fear River and the area’s drinking water says some home treatment systems show success in removing those toxins from tap water. Dr. […]

Jul 20, 2017

Raleigh’s Social House Vodka Raises $1.7M to Create National Brand

Where they lacked the chemistry experience to craft a vodka, they leaned on food scientists at NC State University. And where they lacked the knowledge to produce liquor and operate a factory, they leaned on vice president of operations Bill […]

Jul 20, 2017

How will we keep controversial gene drive technology in check?

Several more projects explicitly focus on gene drive applications: A group at UC Riverside led by molecular biologist Omar Akbari will try to document the genetic diversity of the Aedes aegypti mosquito and test ways to limit or reverse gene […]

Jul 20, 2017

Shedding light on an emerging infectious disease

It lives in the lining of blood vessels and is transmitted to people mostly by fleas or ticks or lice, causing an array of diseases in both humans and animals. That much was known about the bacterium Bartonella. A new […]

Jul 20, 2017

Study shows dairy industry should focus on milk nutritional value

Researchers at North Carolina State University said a study on consumer perceptions of milk shows the industry should focus on the nutrition value of milk, and educating consumers about milk.