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Dec 5, 2014

Fruitcake – Will It Last Forever?

The USDA says a fruitcake will last two to three months in the refrigerator without spoiling. But how long will it really last? We asked a scientist. 

Dec 3, 2014

Mapping Human Disease: ‘Not All Pathogens Are Everywhere’

NC State researchers map human disease pathogens and find distinct regions for vectored and non-vectored diseases. 

Dec 1, 2014

Q&A on Review and Revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone

Here are answers to some questions about the recent announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed revision to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone from Dr. H. Christopher Frey, Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University and chair of the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. 

Dec 1, 2014

Unhappy Hour: Non-Drinkers Devise Strategies to Navigate Booze-Centered Work Events

From holiday parties to happy hours, social events with co-workers and clients often revolve around alcohol, which can put non-drinkers in an awkward position: they don’t want to drink, but they do want to take part in events they feel are important to networking and career advancement without making drinkers feel bad. That perceived tension leads non-drinkers to develop techniques to fit in socially without taking a drink. 

Nov 21, 2014

Researchers Study Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal of developing a new generation of more robust powered prostheses. 

Nov 20, 2014

New Technique Allows Ultrasound To Penetrate Bone, Metal

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that allows ultrasound to penetrate bone or metal, using customized structures that offset the distortion usually caused by these so-called “aberrating layers.” 

Nov 17, 2014

NC State Joins Healthy Campus Initiative

NC State joins a national effort to improve campus wellness, nutrition. Get the details about 23 wellness-related guidelines the university will strengthen or implement over the next three years. 

Oct 30, 2014

A Decade of Genes, Chemicals and Human Health: The Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns 10

A Decade of Genes, Chemicals, and Human Health: the Comparative Toxicogenomics Database Turns Ten 

Oct 24, 2014

Trick or Treat or Barf: Researchers Use Social Media to Raise Awareness of Norovirus Season

NC State researchers are trying to raise awareness of norovirus safety through a novel (and cute) social media campaign. 

Oct 22, 2014

NC State Program Addresses Shortage of Mental Health Professionals

North Carolina State University’s Department of Social Work is launching a new workforce program to recruit and train graduate students for careers in mental health and substance abuse treatment.