Sep 29, 2015
Modeling Tool IDs Genes That Control Stress Response in Plants
An interdisciplinary team of researchers has developed a modeling algorithm that is able to identify genes associated with specific biological functions in plants. The modeling tool will help plant biologists target individual genes that control how plants respond to drought, high temperatures or other environmental stressors.
Aug 28, 2015
Researchers Use DNA ‘Clews’ to Shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 Gene-Editing Tool into Cells
Researchers have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells.
Jul 14, 2015
Public Response to New Technologies in Food Depends on the Type of Tech
A recent study highlights the complexity of determining how the public will respond to incorporating nanotechnology or genetic modification into food products.
Mar 17, 2015
Hunt Library Hosts UGPN Conference
Researchers, academics, administrators and staff from the University of Surrey, the University of Sao Paulo and NC State will gather next week at the Hunt Library for a University of Global Partnership Network conference.
Feb 2, 2015
Under the Skin: Big Data at Work
Big data: it's a search for lots of needles in many, many haystacks. In the bioinformatics faculty cluster, NC State researchers mine data for clues to cystic fibrosis, human responses to toxins and more.
Dec 2, 2014
Nutrition, Safety Key To Consumer Acceptance of Nanotech, Genetic Modification In Foods
New research shows that the majority of consumers will accept the presence of nanotechnology or genetic modification technology in foods – but only if the technology enhances the nutrition or improves the safety of the food.
Nov 17, 2014
Something Resistant This Way Comes: An Insect Mystery
An NC State entomology researcher has found that a feared crop pest found in North Carolina is becoming resistant to a common method used to protect crops.
Oct 30, 2014
A Decade of Genes, Chemicals and Human Health: The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns 10
A Decade of Genes, Chemicals, and Human Health: the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns Ten
Oct 28, 2014
New Technique Uses Bacteria’s Own CRISPR-Cas System to Turn Off Genes
NC State researchers have developed a technique that co-opts an immune system already present in bacteria and archaea to turn off specific genes or sets of genes – creating a powerful tool for future research on genetics and related fields.
Sep 30, 2014
The Root(worm) of the Problem: Unexpected Obstacles on the Road to Research
Scientists often have to spend an enormous amount of time becoming experts in things outside their field of study in order to do research they think is important. This is where a corn-eating beetle and a guy named Clay Chu come in.