agriculture and life sciences

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.

Dec 22, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Get a Little Closer: Moth Females Use Scent Proximity to Attract Mates

Female moths with an ineffective pheromone blend can use proximity to better-smelling females to attract mates.

Dec 13, 2017  |  The Abstract

Fieldwork in Africa Informs Science – and Changes a Scientist

How one postdoc's experiences in Kenya changed the way he views himself and his work.

Dec 6, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Separated Since the Dinosaurs, Bamboo-Eating Lemurs, Pandas Share Common Gut Microbes

A new study finds bamboo lemurs, giant pandas and red pandas share 48 gut microbes in common – despite the fact that they are separated by millions of years of evolution.

Dec 5, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Lemur Study Highlights Role of Diet in Shaping Gut Microbiome

A study of the bacteria in the guts of three lemur species offers new insights into the role of diet in shaping these microbial ecosystems – and how these microbes may relate to primate health.

Nov 16, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

More Than a Numbers Game: New Technique Gauges Microbial Communities by Biomass

New technique allows researchers to get a more in-depth view of microbial communities.

Nov 9, 2017  |  Campus Life

Stakeholders, University Celebrate Plant Sciences Partnership

Agricultural leaders plant their stakes, literally, in the ground on NC State’s Centennial Campus, as they mark their commitment to the North Carolina Plant Sciences Initiative.

Oct 9, 2017  |  The Abstract

What Will North Carolina’s Economy Look Like in 2050?

The transformation of the NC economy will likely mean big changes for everything from the state’s education system to the way it levies taxes.

Oct 2, 2017  |  The Abstract

Recluse or Not? Scientists Use Twitter to Tackle Spider Questions

Don't panic! Scientists want to use social media to help folks learn more about brown recluses (and their lookalike spider kin).

Sep 29, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Climate’s Effects on Flowers Critical for Bumble Bees

New NC State research shows that earlier and longer flowering seasons have detrimental effects on bumble bees.