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[Ant Control Issue] March of the Asian Needle Ant - PCT - Pest Control Technology

[Ant Control Issue] March of the Asian Needle Ant - PCT - Pest Control Technology | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Researchers at North Carolina State University have discovered that the invasive Argentine ant may have met its match in the form of another invasive ant species — the Asian needle ant.
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Dr. Eleanor Spicer Rice and Dr. Jules Silverman made the discovery. Dr. Silverman notes that if the Asian needle ants are successful in displacing the Argentine ant, then it could be the next major invasive species. No other ant has competed with the Argentine ant ... until now.  Read more  | http://www.pctonline.com/pct0413-asian-needle-ant.aspx

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Carolinas Superintendents Commit $83,000 to Research

Carolinas Superintendents Commit $83,000 to Research | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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The joint research project of CALS' plant pathologist, Dr. Jim Kearns, and Clemson University will run for three years, and focus on mini-ring disease of ultradwarf turfgrass. | Read more | http://tinyurl.com/dxdu6mb ; | Photo:

the Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State University

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A Single Challenge, a Suite of Experts

A Single Challenge, a Suite of Experts | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Changing climates mean new stresses for plant life. With NSF support, NC State researchers in computer engineering, biological engineering and plant biology are studying how plants will respond to those stresses.
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CALS' plant biologist, Dr. Terri Long (pictured), joins two computer engineers & an environmental engineer in a multidisciplinary team. The group will create computer models of how plants will respond to future stress, such as nutrient deficiencies and climate change, to address world food security. Read article |  http://www.ncsu.edu/features/2013/04/a-single-challenge-a-suite-of-experts/

 

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Research Review: Cattle breed differences in copper use

Research Review: Cattle breed differences in copper use | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Copper is an important mineral for cattle and one that is often deficient in forages. Copper absorption is negatively affected by other compounds in feed and water such as sulfur and molybdenum.
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Research review: Cattle breed differences in copper use | CALS animal science & crop science researchers try to shed light on why breeds differ in sensitivity to deficiencies of the micronutrient, copper. [Photo: Rancher 88, River Creek Farms, on Wikipedia.]   |  Read news article  |  http://tinyurl.com/cncazr9  |  Read abstract of the paper in Journal of Animal Science | http://journalofanimalscience.org/content/91/2/861.abstract

 

 

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Study Shows Reproductive Effects of Pesticide Exposure Span Generations - insciences

Study Shows Reproductive Effects of Pesticide Exposure Span Generations - insciences | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Study shows reproductive effects of pesticide exposure span generations | Dr. Gerald LeBlanc's team published findings on pesticide effects on the aquatic organisms called the water flea, Daphnia, in PLoS One. Chemical exposure caused Daphnia to produce more male offspring & also caused reproductive abnormalities in female offspring. Dr. LeBlanc is a toxicologist in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NCSU. Read more | http://insciences.org/article.php?article_id=11172

 

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Ready Or Not, Here Come The Cicadas!

Ready Or Not, Here Come The Cicadas! | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
North Carolinians in the western Triangle and Triad soon will be visited en masse by the ear-splitting song of the 17-year cicadas. Over the next ten days
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CALS Entomologist, Dr. Clyde Sorenson, tells WUNC radio about the life cycle and emergence of Brood II of red-eyed 17-year magicicadas, who will shortly emerge from the soil for a mating frenzy. They sound, he says, eerie, like a weird cross between a fire engine and a space ship. There's a sound clip in the story, too! | Read more | http://tinyurl.com/clp2ve6

 

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Blustery hurricane season looms, N.C. State researchers say - Triangle Business Journal

Blustery hurricane season looms, N.C. State researchers say - Triangle Business Journal | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Hold on to your hats, N.C. State University researchers forecast an above-average...
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Statistician, Dr. Montserrat Fuentes, was part of the hurricane prediction team.

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NC State News and Information » New Algorithm Helps Evaluate, Rank Scientific Literature

NC State News and Information » New Algorithm Helps Evaluate, Rank Scientific Literature | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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"Keeping up with current scientific literature is a daunting task," write Matt Shipman, "considering that hundreds to thousands of papers are published each day. Now researchers from NC State University have developed a computer program to help them evaluate and rank scientific articles in their field.

The researchers use a text-mining algorithm to prioritize research papers to read and include in their Comparative Toxicogenomics Database (CTD), a public database which manually curates and codes data from the scientific literature describing how environmental chemicals interact with genes to affect human health.

 

"Over 33,000 scientific papers have been published on heavy metal toxicity alone, going as far back as 1926,” explains Dr. Allan Peter Davis, a biocuration project manager for CTD at NC State who worked on the project and co-lead author of an article on the work.'“We simply can’t read and code them all. And, with the help of this new algorithm, we don’t have to'.”

 

CALS biologists Thomas Wiegers, Cynthia Grondin Murphy & Carolyn Mattingly worked with Dr. Davis and colleagues at The Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratory on the NIEHS-funded project.

 

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NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli

NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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NCSU CALS study researches enhancing levels of antioxidant in broccoli | Dr. Allan Brown of the Plants for Human Health Institute is breeding broccoli to help address macular degeneration and age-related vision disorders. Read more | http://agisamerica.org/ncsu-cals-study-researches-enhancing-levels-of-antioxidant-in-broccoli

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New Treatments, Your Health and Statistics

New Treatments, Your Health and Statistics | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Statisticians and statistics are even more fundamental in this era of personalized medicine, as sponsors seek to target treatment to patients most likely to benefit and develop "adaptive" study designs to identify these patients sooner.
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Think statistics has nothing to do with you? CALS Statistician, Dr. Marie Davidian, President of the American Statistical Association explains in her Huffington Post blog how stat is used in drug discovery, clinical trials, and pharmaceutical development. Read "New Treatments, Your Health, and Statistics."  |  http://tinyurl.com/cp96men

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Nicky Park: These fruits are berry good for you - Life & Style - NZ Herald News

Nicky Park: These fruits are berry good for you - Life & Style - NZ Herald News | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The tail end of berry season is approaching. Come the end of April, you won't be seeing these fruity beauties on the shelves. This is the bad news. The good news is, that frozen berries
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These fruits are berry good for you: Dr. Mary Ann Lila of the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University, tells the New Zealand Herald why berries "are the top of the heap," when it comes to health benefits. | Read more | http://www.nzherald.co.nz/lifestyle/news/article.cfm?c_id=6&objectid=10875351

 

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Ethanol Producer Magazine | EthanolProducer.com

Ethanol Producer Magazine | EthanolProducer.com | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
The Biofuels Center of North Carolina recently awarded $684,000 for six projects to accelerate the renewable fuels industry in western North Carolina. Awards were determined through a competitive, peer-reviewed process.
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- $143,787 to North Carolina State University for on-farm evaluation of perennial biofuel crops to educate farmers and cooperative extension agents through demonstrating the best economic and agronomic data for energy grasses.

- $125,375 to Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center to develop high-yield hybrids of cold-hardy sugarcanes that can be established with vegetative propagation.

- $124,628 to Mountain Horticultural Crops Research and Extension Center to develop high-yield hybrids of giant miscanthus that can be established with vegetative propagation.

 

Read more | http://www.ethanolproducer.com/articles/9730/advanced-biofuel-feedstocks-targeted-in-n-c-research-awards

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Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems | Plants For Human Health Institute

Increasing Lutein Levels in Broccoli to Fight Age-Related Eye Problems | Plants For Human Health Institute | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Agricultural enterprise budgets, business management plans, fresh produce safety and market info to help farmers be more successful and profitable.
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A new NCSU study at the Plants for Human Health Institute at the NC Research Campus focuses on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli. Lutein, an antioxidant also found in leafy greens such as kale & spinach, is associated with lowered risk for cataracts & age-related macular degeneration. Dr. Allan Brown, Asst. Prof., Horticultural Science & the Plants for Human Health Institute, received a $1 55,525 grant from the NC Biotechnology Ctr. for broccoli research with matching funding from Monsanto.

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Future of Veterinary Care: North Carolina State University - Heather Brown - DugDug

Future of Veterinary Care: North Carolina State University - Heather Brown - DugDug | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
DugDug speaks with Heather Brown, a future VMD at North Carolina State University, about being pre-vet at NCSU, exotic pet vet practice, and fun internships
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NC State University pre-Vet student, Heather Brown, blogs about the VetPak pre-vet program, career preparation, mentoring, internship opportunities, and research on DugDug, a blog for pets. | Read more www.dugdug.com/...

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Study Exposes Multi-generational Impacts of Pesticide Exposure - eNews Park Forest

Study Exposes Multi-generational Impacts of Pesticide Exposure - eNews Park Forest | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Using the aquatic species Daphnia, commonly referred to as “water fleas,” scientists at North Carolina State University (NC State) determined that exposure to the pesticide pyriproxyfen impacted multiple generations, ultimately resulting in more...
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The team of toxicologist, Dr. Gerald LeBlanc, found that in the model aquatic organism, exposure to the pesticide pyriproxyfen (an insecticide in the juvenile hormone analog (JHA) class) resulted in adverse reproductive effects in females, and production of more male offspring, skewing the sex ratio, with severe effects on future reproduction.  Read news article |  http://tinyurl.com/aou94bn | Paper appears in PLos One | http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0061715

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Genomics students contribute to collaborative, computerized effort to build better blueberries

Genomics students contribute to collaborative, computerized effort to build better blueberries | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Nine students who are involved in a multi-institutional effort to produce better blueberries only see the fruit as codes, symbols, numbers and letters on computer screens, rather than the nutritional, sweet treat they love.
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Genomics students contribute to collaborative computerized effort to build better blueberries | Davidson students join an undergraduate project to annotate the blueberry genome. The project includes Lenoir Rhyne College, CALS, and the NC Research Campus (NCRC) at Kannapolis and is funded by the NC Biotech Center. The goal is to breed berries which are larger, tastier, and disease-resistant. The project is run by Dr. Allan Brown of the Plants for Human Health Institute at the NCRC.  |  Read more: http://tinyurl.com/aktc9gf

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BIOFUELS: Research breakthrough seen helping engineer better feedstocks

BIOFUELS: Research breakthrough seen helping engineer better feedstocks | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it

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BIOFUELS: Research breakthrough seen helping engineer better feedstocks | CALS researcher Dr. Candace Haigler is part of team whose groundbreaking research created a 3-D model of the plant enzyme, celullose synthase, responsible for cellulose biosynthesis. The model, based on cotton fibers, will be used to study other crops and develop crops for biofuels & other uses. The paper appears in the prestigious journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.  |  News article  |  http://tinyurl.com/b5xr77m |  Paper in PNAS  |  http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/04/16/1301027110

 

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Carolina research focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press

Carolina research focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli | Vegetables content from Southeast Farm Press | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
A new North Carolina State University study is focused on enhanced levels of lutein in broccoli.
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Dr. Allan Brown is breeding broccoli for increased content of the antioxidant, lutein, to help combat macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness. His research at the Plants for Human Health Institute is funded by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center & Monsanto. Read more here | http://southeastfarmpress.com/vegetables/new-broccoli-would-help-fight-age-related-eye-problems | And the PHHI web site is here | http://plantsforhumanhealth.ncsu.edu/

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Three Honored for Global Efforts

Three Honored for Global Efforts | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Three NC State educators were honored with the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the Office of International Affairs last week.
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Three educators received the Outstanding Global Engagement Award from the NCSU Office of International Affairs last week. CALS faculty Dr. Siddhartha Thakur, Asst. Prof. of swine health & reproduction, and Dr. Qiuyun “Jenny” Xiang, Prof. of plant biology, were honored for their efforts to promote international research, teaching, extension and economic  development. Among the other nominees was Dr. Tomislav Vukina, Prof. of agricultural and resource economics. In photo: Dr. Xiang appears on the left and Dr. Thakur, on the right.

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N.C. agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds - Triangle Business Journal

N.C. agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds - Triangle Business Journal | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Agriculture and agribusiness contributed $77 billion, or 17 percent, to North Carolina’s...
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NC agribusiness sprouting higher, study finds: Economist, Dr. Mike Walden, ran the numbers to create a statistical snapshot of North Carolina agriculture & agribusiness, which contributed $ 77B, or 17%, to the state's $ 440B gross domestic product in 2011. You can find Dr. Walden's handy fact sheet here | http://www.ag-econ.ncsu.edu/faculty/walden/agribusiness-2013.pdf

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Research shows blueberries fight obesity, diabetes

Research shows blueberries fight obesity, diabetes | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Dr Mary Ann Lia from North Carolina State University speaks to Breakfast about the wonders of blueberries.
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Dr. Lila is known as "The Rockstar of Blueberry Research." She is a researcher at the Plants for Human Health Institute, part of the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences at NC State University. She explains to TV NZ that all berries have healthy properties, but blueberries are "in a class by themselves."

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Past CALS deans honored at expanded joint foundations spring event | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and L...

Past CALS deans honored at expanded joint foundations spring event | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture and L... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State
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“Bridging the past to the future” was the theme when boards of foundations supporting NCSU's College of Agriculture & Life Sciences convened for a particularly special & historic joint meeting on April 10. The day’s schedule expanded to include meetings of members of as many as 11 foundation boards, who were among the nearly 300 attendees gathered at the University Club for a luncheon celebration honoring three former CALS deans, Dr. Durward Bateman, Dr. Jim Oblinger and Dr. Johnny Wynne. Read more  |  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/perspectives/past-cals-deans-honored-at-expanded-joint-foundations-spring-event/

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New CAST Issue Paper Examines the Important Connections Between the World's Needs for Food and Fuel and the Thoughtful Use of Nutrients

New CAST Issue Paper Examines the Important Connections Between the World's Needs for Food and Fuel and the Thoughtful Use of Nutrients | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
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Food, Fuel, and Plant Nutrient Use in the Future: CALS Soil Scientist, Dr. John Havlin, is a Member of the Task Force for a New CAST Report. | News story here | www.ipni.net/... | Download free report here | http://www.cast-science.org/publications/?food_fuel_and_plant_nutrient_use_in_the_future&show=product&productID=271532

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Horticultural Science student team places 8th in national competition | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture...

Horticultural Science student team places 8th in national competition | CALS News Center | News from the College of Agriculture... | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
News from the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State
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"A student team from the Department of Horticultural Science placed eighth among 64 teams at PLANET Student Career Days, a national collegiate landscape competition held in March at Auburn University. ... More than 800 green industry students demonstrate their skills in real-world, competitive events. Student Career Days also provides green industry companies with unparalleled opportunities to meet and recruit next-generation green industry leaders."  |  Read more  |  http://www.cals.ncsu.edu/agcomm/news-center/perspectives/horticultural-science-student-team-places-8th-in-national-competition/

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Rubredoxin the Indestructible | Biochem Blogs

Rubredoxin the Indestructible | Biochem Blogs | Research from the NC Agricultural Research Service | Scoop.it
Rubredoxin protein from thermophilic and mesophilic bacteria are compared to examine features that result in thermostability
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