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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.

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 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 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.

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.

Nov 17, 2017  |  Podcast

‘Barf-proofing’ the Holidays, Part 2

In this two-part episode of Audio Abstract, NC State food safety extension specialist Ben Chapman helps us "barf-proof" the holidays. In part two we discuss side dishes, desserts and storing leftovers.