Research

Jan 1, 2017

Study Provides Evidence on Movement of Potato Famine Pathogen

New NC State research delves into the movement and evolution of the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine in the 1840s, which set down roots in the United States before attacking Europe.

Dec 20, 2016

Far from Being Futile, Resistance is This Tree Breeder’s Goal

At the Mountain Research Station in Waynesville, postdoctoral researcher Ben Smith patiently tends thousands of evergreen seedlings. His goal: to find at least a few that will tolerate two tiny but troublesome pests.

Dec 20, 2016

Maturing South Atlantic Hop Industry is Topic for March Conference

When it comes to producing hops the South Atlantic is maturing – so much so that an annual conference focused on the industry will be much more “homegrown” than ever.

Dec 20, 2016

Scientists Crack the Genetic Code Determining Leaf Shape in Cotton

The discovery opens the door to producing cotton varieties ideally suited for agriculture, says Dr. Vasu Kuraparthy of NC State's Department of Crop and Soil Sciences.

Nov 22, 2016

One Turkey At A Time

With no viable treatments, potential Blackhead disease outbreaks could wipe out turkey flocks. Associate Professor Robert Beckstead is researching new ways to treat the disease in the Prestage Department of Poultry Science.

Nov 21, 2016

Husband-Wife Team Pioneers Zika Vaccine to Last a Lifetime

Drs. Dennis Brown and Raquel Hernandez are testing a one-shot vaccine that could grant lifetime immunity against the widely feared Zika virus.

Nov 16, 2016

To Feed 9 Billion

World demand for food is epic -- and rapidly growing. This Higher Education Works article explores how CALS is addressing this grand challenge through the Plant Sciences Initiative.

Nov 16, 2016

Study: Poverty and Location Impact Childhood Obesity in NC

According to data from 38 counties, NC children living in rural counties or attending high-poverty schools are more likely to be obese, says a new study co-authored by CALS researcher Michael Schulman.

Nov 14, 2016

A Fashionable Response to Zika Protection

NC State researchers collaborate to develop a highly-engineered, chemical-free, lightweight fabric that protects people from mosquitoes.

Nov 3, 2016

Study Highlights Diversity of Arthropods Found in Homes

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Colorado Boulder used DNA testing and citizen science to create an “atlas” that shows the range and diversity of arthropods found in homes across the continental United States.