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Tag: college of agriculture and life sciences

african elephant standing on the savannah faces the camera head on

Jan 24, 2022

Study Demonstrates Accuracy of Less Invasive Technique for Monitoring Elephant Health

The technique uses dried spots of blood to measure health indicators. 

three images capture beetle larvae at various stages of jumping; a fourth image shows the trajectory of a larva's leap

Jan 19, 2022

Scientists Find Previously Unknown Jumping Behavior in Insects

There is evidence that this jumping behavior is occurring in a range of species – we just haven’t noticed it before. 

mink with dark fur against a grey background

Jan 11, 2022

Study Finds Distinct Gut Microbiomes in Male and Female Carnivores

The finding suggests there is an unexpected sexual distinction in the gut microbiomes of carnivores. 

cartoon shows bear with a fish in its mouth thinking about donuts

Jan 3, 2022

Study Finds Reduced Microbial Diversity in Guts of Wild Bears That Eat Human Food

Eating human food appears to reduce microbial diversity in the guts of wild bears. 

illustration of a SARS-CoV-2 particle

Dec 1, 2021

What Is the Omicron Variant of COVID-19? And What Do We Know About It?

There's still a lot we don't know. But here's what we do know. 

cover crops in a field

Nov 30, 2021

Study Suggests Crop Insurance Plays Small Role in Discouraging Cover Crop Use in Indiana

Study findings could help researchers understand more about the unintended consequences of crop insurance subsidies. 

A western lowland gorilla looks toward the camera.

Nov 30, 2021

Study Highlights Diversity of the Gut Microbiome in Gorillas

The study suggests that what constitutes a healthy microbiome can vary between individuals. 

a roast turkey rests on a kitchen counter

Nov 19, 2021

Don’t Want Foodborne Illness? Don’t Wash That Poultry

Washing raw turkey or other poultry before roasting can lead to cross-contamination and foodborne illness. 

field with irrigation sprinkler head

Nov 8, 2021

Irrigation, Water Management Play Key Roles in Smoothing Drought Impacts

Researchers take historical view of agricultural production and weather data to learn more about farmers' responses to drought in the U.S. 

a bunch of red, white and yellow onions on a table

Oct 25, 2021

Salmonella in Onions: What You Need to Know

How can I tell which onions are safe? What do I do if I'm not sure? 

Rhino exam

Sep 22, 2021

Podcast: Shweta Trivedi and VetPAC

Shweta Trivedi talks about giving pre-veterinary students hands-on experiences through VetPAC. 

photo shows the legs of someone walking or running on a path in a park

Sep 20, 2021

How the Pandemic Has Triggered a Cycle of Mental Health Struggles and Physical Inactivity

This cyclical public health problem has hit lower-income households particularly hard. 

A portrait of Jacob Jones, Jacob Jones, director of the STEPS Center and professor of materials science and engineering at NC State

Sep 9, 2021

New NSF Center Will Advance Phosphorus Sustainability

A new interdisciplinary center will advance ambitious goals to reduce phosphorus dependence — with the support of a five-year, $25 million grant. 

Rows of green crops grow in a field.

Sep 2, 2021

NC State and BASF: Dedicated to a Sustainable Future

As partners, NC State and BASF have completed more than 100 research projects together, including plant sciences innovation and crop protection. 

corn plants

Aug 13, 2021

Crop Insurance and Unintended Consequences

New study shows that crop insurance may serve as a disincentive for farmers to adopt climate change mitigation practices.