Staff

Jun 20, 2019

Deceptively Simple: Minute Marine Animals and Microbial Dark Matter

A team of scientists, including CALS’s Manuel Kleiner, has discovered that tiny marine animals known as Trichoplax live in a sophisticated symbiosis with two types of bacteria. Their study appeared recently in the journal Nature Microbiology.

Jun 12, 2019

Crop Resilience is Focus of New Interdisciplinary Research

Research suggests that microbes in the soil, roots and leaves have important impacts on plant health and productivity. Now, new interdisciplinary research at North Carolina State University and three Danish universities will examine the roles of plant-associated microbes and their interactions with plants. The goal is to help make crops more resilient against environmental stresses…

Apr 22, 2019  |  Data-Driven Science

New Technique Cuts AI Training Time By More Than 60 Percent

New artificial intelligence training technique reduces training time for deep learning networks by more than 60 percent without sacrificing accuracy.

Mar 26, 2019  |  Leadership in Public Science

U.S. Indoor Climate Most Similar to Northeast African Outdoors

Americans are most comfortable indoors when their climate is like that of the northeast African outdoors – warm and relatively dry.

Mar 25, 2019  |  Leadership in Public Science

Cricket Bacteria Break Down Lignin, Highlighting Ecology’s Utility in Applied R&D

Researchers have discovered that a bacterium found in camel crickets is capable of breaking down lignin, opening new research pathways for biofuels and chemical manufacturing. The study also highlights the potential inherent in using ecosystem analysis as a tool for targeting research into the identification of commercially valuable microorganisms with industrial applications.

Mar 25, 2019  |  Leadership in Public Science

Triangle Bird Count To Shed Light On Urban Wildlife

Wildlife researchers are launching a bird population survey in the Triangle region, focused on getting a better understanding of the birds that live in Raleigh, Durham and other urban centers.

Mar 22, 2019  |  Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy

Unique Course Teaches About Climate, Campus

NC State students in an applied problem solving course led by Christopher Galik explored climate action on campus.

Mar 18, 2019  |  Geospatial Analytics

Partnership with Wake County a New Think (and Do) Tank for Harnessing Spatial Data

Through a new partnership called Geo-IDEAS, NC State’s Center for Geospatial Analytics and Wake County government are innovating the future of spatial analysis and decision-making.

Feb 5, 2019  |  Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities

New Computer Program Aims to Reduce DNA Contamination in Microbial Samples

A new, open-source software package created by researchers at NC State and Stanford could help reduce contamination in microbial samples.

Feb 4, 2019  |  Environmental Health Science

NC State Researchers to Invite Fayetteville-Area Residents for GenX, PFAS Study

Researchers with North Carolina State University’s GenX exposure study will be inviting a limited number of residents from Fayetteville’s Gray’s Creek area whose wells have been tested for GenX to participate in water, blood and urine testing for the presence…