Could Insects Help Us Find New Yeasts for Big Business?
Yeasts are tiny fungi – but they play key roles in producing everything from beer and cheese to industrial chemicals and biofuels.
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.
Technique Gives Brewers Data to Improve Fermentation Control
New technique lets brewers monitor fermentation to better control brewing time and quality of future beers.
Healthy Eating Campaign Targets Mothers of Young Children
A new social marketing campaign launched by NC State’s SNAP-Ed Steps to Health program encourages mothers to model healthy eating for their young children.
Living High on the Hog at Barbecue Camp
Twenty-five lucky future pitmasters were among the inaugural participants at the Department of Food, Bioprocessing and Nutrition Sciences two-day Barbecue Camp, where they learned the science of low and slow.
New Tools Allow Rapid ID of CRISPR-Cas System PAMs
CRISPR-Cas systems are widely heralded as a new generation of genetic tools. But development of these tools requires researchers to identify the protospacer-adjacent motifs (PAMs) that unlock each system’s functionality. A new set of techniques expedites PAM identification — and early testing finds that many CRISPR-Cas systems actually have multiple PAMs of varying strength.
Vomiting Device Offers First Direct Evidence That Vomit Aerosolizes Norovirus-Like Particles
Using a vomiting device of their creation, researchers are reporting the first direct evidence that vomiting can aerosolize virus particles similar to human norovirus.
Say Cheese: Dairy Research Recognized
Dr. Allen Foegeding, professor of food, bioprocessing and nutrition sciences, was recognized for decades of research benefiting the dairy industry and consumers.
The Examined Life
Nutrition Professor Sarah Ash, NC State's winner of a Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, drives her students to get personally involved with issues such as hunger.
Blue Ribbon Barbecue
For the die-hard North Carolina barbecue lover, there is no in-between. It’s either eastern vinegar-based or western tomato-based sauce. But NC State students proved that east and west can be a winning combination.