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.
Lactobacillus Manipulates Bile Acids to Create Favorable Gut Environment
Probiotic bacteria create a better environment for their survival by manipulating bile acids.
Kleiner Receives NIH Grant to Study Intestinal Microbiomes
Manuel Kleiner receives prestigious NIH grant to study intestinal microbe interactions.
Using Leaf Fungi to Improve Crop Resilience
An interdisciplinary team led by Christine Hawkes is identifying beneficial fungi found in five key crops with the aim of using them to help plants fend off diseases and tolerate drought stress.
Center for Human Health and the Environment Receives $7.6M Funding Renewal
The NIEHS will continue to fund the center’s work to understand how human health is impacted by environmental factors for another five years.
Carbon Electronics Cluster Opens New Facility at NC State
NC State inaugurated a new carbon electronics laboratory on Nov. 18, formally launching a state-of-the-art facility that is bringing together scientists and engineers across the university to do cutting-edge work in this emerging field. The 6,000-square-foot facility for the Organic and Carbon Electronics Labs (ORaCEL), housed in the Partners III building on Centennial Campus, is equipped…
Center Welcomes Newest Member of Geospatial Analytics Cluster
The Center for Geospatial Analytics is proud to welcome remote sensing scientist Mirela Tulbure as the newest member of the Chancellor’s Faculty Excellence Program’s Geospatial Analytics faculty cluster! Mirela joins the center as a new faculty fellow and member of the steering committee.
This Comic Creator Hopes His Terrible Ideas for Producing Energy Will Inspire You to Think of Better Ones
TimeYour backyard has lots of easily reachable space — could you trigger vacuum decay and solve the world’s energy problems forever? To answer this question, I contacted astrophysicist and end-of-the-universe expert Katie Mack, who teaches at NC State.
Mathematical Model Could Help Correct Bias in Measuring Bacterial Communities
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a mathematical model that shows how bias distorts results when measuring bacterial communities through metagenomic sequencing.