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Oct 25, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Local Hormone Production is Root of Issue for Plant Development

Study shows local production of a key hormone is required for plant health.

Sep 26, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Sunflower Pollen Has Medicinal, Protective Effects on Bees

If you're looking to keep bees healthy from harmful pathogens, it might be time to call in the sunflowers.

Aug 21, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Plant Protein Complex Plays Larger Role Than Previously Known in Important Growth and Development Process

Little-studied plant cellular protein complex plays critical and surprising role in plant growth and development process.

Aug 15, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

In the Wild and the Lab, Female Mosquitoes Get Choosy Quickly to Offset Invasions

Female mosquitoes show rapid genetic changes when threatened by invading cousin mosquitoes.

Aug 2, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Precision Agriculture Taking Flight

Unmanned aerial vehicles, plant sensors and other precision agriculture technologies are being used for everything from assessing crop damage to nutrient application in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering.

Aug 1, 2018

The Beer Episode

In this episode of Audio Abstract, we talk beer brewing with John Sheppard, director of the NC State brewery.

Jul 23, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Intestinal Virus Study Shows Major Changes Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Study comparing healthy and diseased mouse intestinal tracts shows some unexpected changes in viral communities.

Jul 18, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change

Cities can be useful surrogates for studying climate change, according to NC State research.

Jun 29, 2018

Pesticide Resistance Arms Race

Fred Gould talks about the rising rates of herbicide and pesticide resistance and the current state of the resistance arms race.

May 30, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Devise New Way to Discern What Microbes Eat

New technique helps researchers determine food eaten by microbes.

May 17, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

What Happens If We Run Out? Pesticide Resistance Needs Attention, Large-Scale Study

How can we slow pest resistance to herbicides and pesticides? NC State researchers say large-scale studies are needed to test new strategies.

May 2, 2018  |  Faculty and Staff

NC State’s Rodolphe Barrangou Elected to National Academy of Sciences

CRISPR pioneer Rodolphe Barrangou has been elected to one of the world's most prestigious and influential scientific societies.

May 1, 2018

Talking Termites

Today we're talking termites - what we know about them and how new research into their pheromones could help us keep them away from our homes.

Mar 19, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Termite Queen, King Recognition Pheromone Identified

Forget the bows and curtsies. Worker termites shake in the presence of their queens and kings. New research explains how these workers smell a royal presence.

Mar 15, 2018  |  Athletics

Learning From the March Madness Road

NC State basketball players Al Freeman and Sam Hunt are never far from their online graduate studies—even while playing in the NCAA Championship.