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.
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.
What Does the Universe Look Like?
We asked NC State Sciences professor Katie Mack and NC State Engineering professor Laura Bottomley to answer some popular out-of-this-world questions.
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.
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…