agriculture and life sciences

Feb 21, 2018  |  The Abstract

Flowers Aren’t Enough: How Urban Heat Affects Bee Populations

In cities, even gardens rich with flowers do not have the same bee abundance or diversity as natural areas. Why not?

Feb 20, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

‘Demographic Compensation’ May Not Save Plants Facing Changing Climate

Large-scale study shows mixed results for hypothesis on how plants deal with climate change.

Feb 12, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Bed Bug Histamines Are Substantial, Persistent in Infested Homes

Bed bugs may soon be considered more than a nuisance pest. New research shows that bed bugs produce a lot of histamines that trigger allergic reactions in humans, and that these histamines don't go away for long periods of time - even if the bed bugs are eliminated.

Feb 8, 2018  |  The Abstract

Will a Cold Winter Kill Off Ticks?

Cold weather won’t kill off ticks. But a brutal winter could still have an effect on tick populations. Maybe.

Feb 6, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Venus Flytraps Don’t Eat The Insects That Pollinate Them

Researchers discover which insects pollinate Venus flytraps – and learn that flytraps don’t dine on them.

Feb 5, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two Genomes

Termites are "social cockroaches." NC State researchers examine the genomes of both termites and cockroaches to find clues about how this evolution occurred.

Jan 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

Can You Guess Which Species Has the Most Gut Microbes?

Comparisons of gut microbe diversity are a step toward understanding complex ecosystems that play an important role in the health of species – including our own.

Jan 17, 2018  |  Faculty and Staff

Barrangou Wins NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

Rodolphe Barrangou wins yet another prestigious award for his discovery of the genetic mechanisms and proteins driving CRISPR-Cas systems.

Jan 16, 2018  |  The Abstract

How Winter Temps Can Affect Your Spring Fishing

Recent research has changed what we know about spotted seatrout and cold weather.

Jan 8, 2018  |  The Abstract

Novel System Aims to Improve Biomanufacturing Processes

A novel approach integrates existing technologies to improve biomanufacturing processes used to make everything from pharmaceuticals to fuels.