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Fraser Fir Seed Orchard

Dec 5, 2022

Scientists Prepare for Exploding Christmas Tree Seeds

A new seed facility will help NC State researchers prepare for the next generation of Fraser fir Christmas trees selected for their superior traits. 

Chicken used to test drugs' effectiveness in killing bed bugs.

Nov 29, 2022

Common Veterinary Drugs Show Effectiveness Against Bed Bugs

Fluralaner and ivermectin, used widely against pests like fleas and ticks, show varying levels of success in tests conducted on resurgent bed bugs. 

Hitchhiker at the side of a raod.

Nov 21, 2022

Genetic ‘Hitchhikers’ Can Be Directed Using CRISPR

NC State researchers use CRISPR to make large scale genetic changes to bacteria by co-opting a natural process. 

Photo of plant and roots inside an Eco

Nov 7, 2022

In Ironic Twist, CRISPR System Used to Befuddle Bacteria

NC State researchers flip the script by engineering a virus to carry a CRISPR system to change a bacterium's genes. 

brown-furred marten with grey ears is perched on the branch of a pine tree

Nov 3, 2022

Carnivore Gut Microbes Offer Insight Into Health of Wild Ecosystems

The work highlights an emerging tool that will allow researchers and wildlife managers to assess the health of wild ecosystems. 

Triangle deer are under study

Oct 27, 2022

Scientists Track Triangle Deer to Learn How They Deal With Development

NC State researchers are tracking white-tailed deer as they move around cities, suburbs and rural areas in the Triangle. 

Two people in white lab coats and hair nets work at machinery. Packets of orange puree are in the foreground.

Oct 17, 2022

NC State Spinout Company Seeks to Spark Innovation, Fight Food Waste

SinnovaTek, a company co-founded by an NC State professor and one of his former students, helps small-scale entrepreneurs get products to market while curbing food waste from farms. 

Photo of 3D printer bioprinting plant cells.

Oct 14, 2022

3D Printing Plant Cells Shows Promise for Studying Cell Function

Researchers take a big step in showing efficacy of bioprinting plant cells to study cellular communication and viability in a controlled environment. 

A man stands in a soybean field. The plants are green and tall.

Oct 10, 2022

New Interdisciplinary Research Collaboration Will Tackle Global Challenges

A new collaboration between NC State and the Technical University of Denmark aims to uncover new biology-based methods for CO2 management and sustainable fertilizer production. 

a slice of pumpkin pie sits on a white plate on a wooden table

Oct 5, 2022

Do I Need to Refrigerate Pumpkin Pie? Food Safety Info for Pumpkin Season

October is pumpkin season, which raises questions about food safety for everything from pumpkin pie to pumpkin seeds. 

Sarah Ash leaning against a tree

Oct 4, 2022

Giving Back to Her Pack

Professor Emerita Sarah Ash supports students and fellow faculty through gifts to the university. 

graphite furnace

Sep 27, 2022

$2.25M Awarded to Develop Sustainable Energy Products from Waste Streams

NC State researchers were awarded a $2.25 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to develop aviation fuel and battery-grade graphite using seaweed and wood waste. 

a mother bear and cub rest on a beach

Sep 22, 2022

Gut Microbiomes Help Bears With Very Different Diets Reach the Same Size

The study offers insights that will inform wildlife management. 

people of many races walk along a crowded street. some of them are wearing masks.

Sep 20, 2022

Why Are We Seeing So Many Public Health Challenges? And What Can We Do About It?

From polio to scarlet fever, the world is seeing an increase in public health challenges. Why? 

hands wearing blue latex gloves are spraying a counter and wiping it with a paper towel

Sep 12, 2022

Some Commercial Sanitizers May Not Work as Well Against Norovirus as Originally Thought

Of four sanitizers studied, three had little effect on human norovirus.