Researchers Engineer Probiotic Yeast to Produce Beta-Carotene
The work shows how a suite of genetic engineering tools can be used to modify the yeast.
New Framework Improves Performance of Deep Neural Networks
A new framework for building deep neural networks – called AOGNets – outperforms existing state-of-the-art artificial intelligence frameworks, including the widely-used ResNet and DenseNet systems, in visual recognition tasks.
Human, Swine Waste Pose Dual Threats to Water Quality After Flooding
People in eastern NC face multiple water pollution hazards after hurricanes.
2021 University Global Partnership Network (UGPN) Research Collaboration Fund Announced
The UGPN exists to create a foundation for international collaboration enabling academics and students from world-leading universities to work together on issues of global importance. Its members are North Carolina State University (NC State), the Universidade de São Paulo (USP), […]
NC State Veterinary Medicine News and Updates, July 2021
Behind the scenes with the Turtle Rescue Team, a new distinguished chair honor and more from a busy month on campus.
Microbes Play Role in Corn ‘Hybrid Vigor’
Tiny soil organisms have surprising effects on a crop phenomenon that generally favors hybrid over inbred plants.
‘Nanodecoy’ Therapy Binds and Neutralizes SARS-CoV-2 Virus
Research led by the CVM’s Ke Cheng shows that nanodecoys can bind to SARS-CoV-2, helping clear the virus faster.
CALS Researcher Awarded NSF Grant to Study Activation Domains
Associate Professor Ross Sozzani is one of the principal investigators on a new NSF grant to study activation domains on Arabidopsis plants. This $3.4 million project is a joint research collaboration between NC State, Duke, and UC Berkeley – and is expected to pave the way for new gene editing techniques in agricultural crops.
Lactobacillus Manipulates Bile Acids to Create Favorable Gut Environment
Probiotic bacteria create a better environment for their survival by manipulating bile acids.
Physicist’s Book Makes New York Times 100 Notable Books, Other “Best of” Lists
NC State physicist Katie Mack’s book The End of Everything(Astrophysically Speaking) was named to the New York Times’ 100 Notable Books of 2020. In The End of Everything, Mack, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics, talks through five possible ways the universe will end. She uses cutting-edge astronomical observations and particle experiments to guide…