agriculture and life sciences

Sep 20, 2017  |  The Abstract

Scientists Unravel Mysteries of DNA Replication in Corn

For the first time, scientists have characterized DNA replication for an entire plant genome.

Sep 11, 2017

Study Examines Cross-Species Interactions

A new study shows the ways differing species interact at the molecular level.

Sep 7, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study: SNAP Benefits Aren’t Enough to Afford a Healthy Diet

A study finds that SNAP, formerly known as Food Stamps, only covers 43-60 percent of what it costs to consume a diet consistent with federal dietary guidelines.

Sep 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Buggin’ Out: NC State’s Insect Museum Grows

NC State’s Insect Museum, which already includes more than 1.5 million specimens, has now received a gift of 60,000+ insects.

Aug 30, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Expanding Tropical Forest Spells Disaster for Conservation

Plants and ants living in tropical savannas disappear when forests encroach due to lack of fire.

Aug 29, 2017  |  The Abstract

Technique Gives Brewers Data to Improve Fermentation Control

New technique lets brewers monitor fermentation to better control brewing time and quality of future beers.

Aug 17, 2017  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State and Oracle Pilot Big Data Project to Grow Agriculture

Oracle has selected NC State as a university partner to pilot a new program that uses big data to solve grand challenges in everything from agriculture to textiles to engineering. First on the list? Sweet potatoes.

Aug 10, 2017  |  Awards and Honors

DELTA Announces 2017-18 Grant Recipients

DELTA will give more than $236,000 in new and continuing DELTA grants to 25 recipients across eight academic colleges.

Aug 4, 2017  |  The Abstract

Notes from Tanzania: Reflections from the Field and Next Steps

Scientists, governments and organizations must collaborate to solve the complex problem of cassava mosaic disease.

Aug 1, 2017  |  The Abstract

Notes From Tanzania: A Farmer’s Story from the Field

How interviewing farmers can help researchers in their fight against crop disease.