It’s a Boy: Modified Male Flies Could More Efficiently Control Screwworm Population

September 1, 2016 | Staff

Suppressing populations of devastating pests may be easier with the release of genetically modified males....

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Let’s Subtract Zika

August 18, 2016 | Staff

Math professor Alun Lloyd is combining math and biology to investigate the spread of infectious diseases like Zika and find ways to stamp them out....

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Engineering a New Mosquito

August 15, 2016 | Staff

The field of genetic engineering offers an array of approaches to eliminating human diseases spread by mosquitoes. NC State Univeristy Ph.D. student Sophia Webster is conducting research on one viable solution to the problem....

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How to Limit Mosquito Exposure

August 8, 2016 | Staff

As we head into prime mosquito season in North Carolina, NC State University Ph.D. student Sophia Webster outlines ways you can limit your exposure by eliminating standing water or using insect sprays....

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FDA approves genetically modified mosquitoes for release in Florida

August 5, 2016 | Staff

The FDA gave it’s support for a biotech company, Oxitech, to release thousands of male Aedes Aegypti in the Florida Keys in an effort to stop the spread of the many diseases the species carries,...

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GES faculty featured in Bay Nature Magazine

July 1, 2016 | Staff

An article in the July-September issue of Bay Nature Magazine, ‘Re-Coding for Conservation,’ covers a range of topics, including CRISPR and GM chestnuts. It also includes quotes by John Godwin and questions on island rodents...

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The Fly Whisperer

June 16, 2016 | Staff

Pioneering geneticist Trudy Mackay’s work with fruit flies is influencing scientists around the world and leading to important discoveries....

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Keeping Up With the Fast-Moving Science of Gene Drives

June 8, 2016 | Staff

NC State’s Jason Delborne, an expert in science and technology policy and public engagement, answers questions about the emerging science of gene drives. Delborne helped develop a National Academies report on gene drives and unveil it in Washington, D.C....

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Resistance Remedies

June 7, 2016 | Staff

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers John Cavanagh and Rodolphe Barrangou are among the NC State scientists working on different approaches to fighting antibiotic-resistant bacteria....

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Personality Changes Can Affect Fish Body Shape, Locomotion

June 3, 2016 | Staff

A new NC State study shows that personality can be linked to other seemingly unrelated traits in animals like fish....

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