Barrangou Wins NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences

January 17, 2018 | Staff

Dr. Rodolphe Barrangou adds another award to his long list of accolades: the 2018 NAS Prize in Food and Agriculture Sciences for his discovery of the genetic mechanisms and proteins driving CRISPR-Cas systems....

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Student Spotlight: Mike Jones and the Economics of Cutting-Edge Ag Technology

November 14, 2017 | Staff

The academic journey of Ph.D. student Mike Jones spans Peruvian potato fields and the irrigated deserts of Syria to NC State’s campus, where he investigates the impacts and public perception of cutting-edge agricultural technology....

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U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Brings Listening Tour to NC State

October 6, 2017 | Staff

A multi-state listening tour brought Sonny Perdue to NC State University, where he heard repeatedly about the importance of communicating with and educating the public about the importance of agricultural innovation to rural prosperity....

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NC State Receives DARPA Funding to Develop, Test Gene Drive System

August 3, 2017 | Staff

Developing and testing a gene drive system to reduce invasive mouse populations is the focus of a DARPA-funded research project....

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CALS, Premex Build Synergistic Relationship

July 28, 2017 | Staff

An NC State partnership with international animal nutrition company extends beyond workforce development to research sponsorship and philanthropy....

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Sophia Webster

July 10, 2017 | Staff

Graduate student Sophia Webster is trying to fight Zika by engineering mosquitoes that won’t spread the disease....

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Variation at a Central Metabolic Gene Influences Male Fruit Fly Lifespan

June 29, 2017 | Staff

Why do females outlive males? For fruit flies, the answer can be found in the expression of an important metabolism gene....

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Leadership in Public Science: Meet Jean Goodwin

June 7, 2017 | Staff

Leadership in Public Science cluster member Jean Goodwin studies how scientists and the public communicate with each other....

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NC State Honors Outstanding Faculty

May 4, 2017 | Staff

NC State recognized 28 faculty members for their dedication to teaching, learning, research and service during the 2017 Celebration of Faculty Excellence on May 2. The annual event honors faculty who have won prestigious state, national and international awards and created new knowledge and advancements in their respective disciplines....

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NAS Committee Responds to Critique of Gene Engineering Report

April 12, 2017 | Staff

NC State’s Fred Gould, who led a National Academies committee that issued a 2016 report on genetically engineered crops, pens a letter in Nature Biotechnology to respond to a report critique....

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