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Author: Matt Shipman

woman in hunting attire stands with rifle

Jan 12, 2021

Study Finds NRA Stakeholders Conflicted in Wake of Shootings

NRA employees and donors had the highest levels of both positive and negative feelings about the NRA. 

women at a march carrying signs in favor of gun control

Jan 11, 2021

Motherhood Does Not Drive Support For Gun Control

Parenthood doesn’t have a substantial effect on the gun control views of men or women. 

Colorized scanning electron micrograph of an apoptotic cell (tan) heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles (orange).

Jan 10, 2021

When It Comes to COVID-19 Vaccines, We Know a Lot

Experts at NC State answer common questions about the new COVID-19 vaccines, their safety and effectiveness, and the challenges of global distribution. 

doctors applies band-aid to woman who has received a vaccine

Jan 7, 2021

Tapping into Behavioral Research to Promote COVID-19 Vaccination

Experts lay out a dozen strategies for promoting vaccination. 

vial of vaccine

Jan 7, 2021

Vaccine Q&A: Do I Need One Dose or Two?

The rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines has been slower than many people were hoping for. And that has led to various suggestions on ways that governments should modify the plan for getting people vaccinated. The variety of suggestions being put forward can be pretty confusing. Some are calling for everyone to get just one dose… 

Diagram of the nanodroplet and ultrasound drill at work.

Jan 7, 2021

Nanodroplets and Ultrasound ‘Drills’ Prove Effective at Tackling Tough Blood Clots

The new technique was designed to break up particularly tough blood clots. 

boy covering his face

Jan 5, 2021

Non-Immigrant Kids Respond Differently When Immigrant Children Are Bullied

Non-immigrant adolescents object less to bullying when the victim is an immigrant. 

hand in latex glove holding a vial of COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 18, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: the Logistics of Getting Vaccines to Everyone Who Needs Them

How do we get vaccines to all the places they need to go? 

sign reading "together we can help stop the spread of covid-19"

Dec 17, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Herd Immunity and Prioritizing Access to Vaccines

We also talk about why some people are unable to receive a vaccine. 

two workers in a biomanufacturing facility

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: How Long Does It Take to Make Vaccines?

Manufacturing vaccines is more complicated than many people think. 

drawing of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Returning to Normal and Planning for the Future

How do we prevent this from happening again? 

man receiving vaccination

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Safety, Skepticism and How Long Protection Will Last

We also explain the difference between preventing infection and preventing sickness. 

bottles of vaccine

Dec 16, 2020

Vaccine Q&A: Vaccines 101, mRNA and Adenoviruses

Here's how vaccines work and what mRNA and adenovirus vaccines are. 

illustration of chatbot interaction

Dec 15, 2020

Study IDs Four Things That Make People Feel Good About Using Chatbots

The study also found that a positive chatbot experience was associated with customer loyalty. 

windmills in a field

Dec 14, 2020

Benefits of Renewable Energy Vary From Place to Place

The work can help target renewable energy investments where they can do the most good.