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Dec 7, 2022 Tech Transfer Central's University-Industry Engagement Week

Under Armour opens innovation center at NC State and signs master research agreement

NC State University and Under Armour have launched a new partnership that will support student development, commercialize research, and advance textile and materials innovation across the apparel, footwear and accessories industry. 

Dec 7, 2022 Vet Practice Mag

Common veterinary drugs show effectiveness against bed bugs

In a collaboration between entomologists and veterinary scientists from North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine, researchers tested bed bug mortality rates in different experiments: after the pests consumed blood mixed with the drugs on the lab bench and after bed bugs bit and fed off chickens that had either ingested or received topical… 

Dec 7, 2022 Futurity

To Avoid the Health Effects of Stress, Get Proactive

“The fact that we have two studies with the same results highlights the importance of proactive coping for younger adults when it comes to handling stress,” says Shevaun Neupert, corresponding author of a paper on the two studies and a professor of psychology at North Carolina State University. 

Dec 7, 2022 Forbes

The Influence Of YouTube Videos On Our Tolerance Of Sharks

Led by PhD student Justin Beall of the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management in North Carolina State University, a team of researchers conducted a case study to measure how social media consumption (via YouTube) affected viewers’ tolerance of sharks. 

Dec 6, 2022 Smithsonian Magazine

Scientists Just Discovered That Ants Make Milk

The researchers now want to look at how the milk might shape adult and larvae behavior and physiology, per Nature News. “I think we’ll see a lot more studies building off what was discovered here,” Adrian Smith, a biologist at North Carolina State University who was not involved in the study, tells the Times. 

Dec 6, 2022 National Geographic

Sunflowers make bees poop—a lot. Here’s why that’s good.

To try to suss out the mechanism behind sunflower pollen’s medicinal effect, Giacomini, by then a PhD student, set up a bumblebee buffet in a lab at North Carolina State University. Giacomini fed sunflower pollen to healthy bumblebees and bumblebees infected with C. bombi, then compared their excretions to other bees that received only wildflower… 

Dec 6, 2022 Triangle Business Journal

Biz: Christmas tree prices climb as labor costs hit growers; Popular coffee spot’s Durham debut

“As you look at the big picture, 10 percent is probably the average,” said Jeff Owen, an extension forestry specialist at N.C. State University. Owen said exact numbers are uncertain, but the state produces roughly 6 million to 7 million Christmas trees per year, trailing only Oregon in tree production. 

Dec 6, 2022 WBTV

“It’s been creeping up for the last 2 or 3 years”: Christmas trees costing more this year

Christmas tree growers said the issue has been in the making for 14 years, and is now feeling the ripple effect left by the pandemic and rising inflation. Christmas trees will cost 10-15 percent more this year, according to NC State’s College of Natural Resources, ranging between $65-250 this year, with some selling for even higher. 

Dec 5, 2022 Nature World News

Two Common Medications Used by Veterinarians To Treat Parasites Will Work Against Bed Bugs

According to a recent study from North Carolina State University, two common drugs used by veterinarians to treat parasites may be effective against bed bugs, with one showing particularly strong potential. The study focused on the drugs in the context of controlling resurgent bed bug populations on poultry farms. 

Dec 5, 2022 NBC News

How scientists are creating the perfect Christmas tree

In a first-of-its-kind lab at North Carolina State, Justin Whitehill leads a team of researchers working to create super trees, Christmas trees that grow in six years instead of ten. NBC News’ Kerry Sanders sees how four decades of research are paying off just as climate change becomes an urgent challenge. 

Dec 5, 2022 The Baltimore Sun

Under Armour will invest $1 million in textile research at NC State University

Under Armour said it was drawn to N.C. State’s strong talent pipeline, highly regarded academic programs and location in a state considered the epicenter of U.S. textile manufacturing. In turn, Under Armour’s support will give faculty and students meaningful experience and help develop future industry leaders, said Randy Woodson, the university’s chancellor, in the announcement. 

Dec 5, 2022 Tech Explorist

New visualization tool to identify and study bands of heavy snow

To solve this issue, researchers at North Carolina State University created a new method of seamlessly integrating standard weather radar imagery and data about the type of precipitation. This method allows weather forecasters and atmospheric scientists to quickly and easily differentiate between heavy snow and mixed precipitation and enhances their understanding of the dynamics of… 

Dec 2, 2022 Baltimore Sun

Under Armour will invest $1 million in textile research at NC State University

Under Armour plans to invest $1 million in a textile research center at North Carolina State University through a partnership announced Thursday. 

Dec 2, 2022 Triangle Business Journal

What’s behind Under Armour’s new million-dollar partnership with NC State

Athletic apparel brand Under Armour is setting up shop at N.C. State’s Centennial Campus in a new partnership aimed at innovation. The global brand and university announced Thursday that Under Armour (NYSE: UA), based in Baltimore, has opened a center on the campus through a partnership that will see the company invest more than $1… 

Dec 2, 2022 WRALTechWire

Under Armour opens R&D center at Centennial Campus in partnership with N.C. State

Under Armour, the $5 billion a year sports equipment company that makes footwear, sports and casual apparel, is going to invest some $1 million in opening a collaboration center with N.C. State at its Centennial Campus. The focus will be on an NC State specialty: advanced nonwovens and textiles research and development.