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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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, […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.