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Oct 20, 2017

Food stamps don’t cover the cost of healthy eating. Here’s how far they fall short.

Food stamps aren’t enough for families to afford the healthy diet the federal government recommends. A researcher at N.C. State University has helped define the financial distance between food stamps and healthy eating.

Oct 20, 2017

Professor answers questions at Wilmington forum on GenX

GenX isn’t a new chemical. N.C. State University Professor Detlef Knappe confirmed Chemours has been discharging it into the Cape Fear River since 1980.

Oct 20, 2017

State fills science board to study GenX, new compounds

The 15 members announced Thursday include North Carolina State University professor Detlef Knappe, the lead researcher on the 2016 paper that revealed the presence of GenX in the Cape Fear River, along with other scientists in the fields of toxicology, […]

Oct 20, 2017

Year after year, richest areas claim most job incentive cash

North Carolina State University economics professor Mike Walden says it’s not surprising to see that trend continue, regardless of politics. He said movement toward the state’s metros has been naturally reflected in the companies that approach the state and eventually […]

Oct 20, 2017

Study finds industry-university collaborations benefit research trainees

The study’s lead author, Olena Leonchuk, a postdoctoral fellow in psychology at North Carolina State University, said via email that the study’s biggest takeaway is that the NSF-funded collaboratives not only benefit industry, university and government but also graduate students.

Oct 19, 2017

Job promises miss the mark, but come in under budget

“The implicit argument is that the firms would not come here if not for the incentives,” said Mike Walden, the North Carolina State University economist who developed the model state officials use to calculate the potential benefits of each incentive […]

Oct 19, 2017

Keratin, proteins from 54 million-year-old sea turtle show survival trait evolution

Researchers from North Carolina State University, Lund University in Sweden and the University of Hyogo in Japan have retrieved original pigment, beta-keratin and muscle proteins from a 54 million-year-old sea turtle hatchling.

Oct 19, 2017

Local Scientists Uncovered Cape Fear River GenX Story

Closer to home, Strynar and Lindstrom collaborated with a North Carolina State University laboratory and found GenX in drinking water.

Oct 19, 2017

How a North Carolina Minister Sowed Seeds of Hope in a Food Desert

Tes Thraves, of North Carolina State University’s Center for Environmental Farming Systems, immediately thought of Joyner in 2010 when she founded the Food Youth Initiative, a statewide effort to bring teens together to explore food justice issues.

Oct 19, 2017

SAS Institute founder Jim Goodnight doesn’t buy the AI hype but has high hopes for analytics at the edge

The scheme supports more than 200 undergraduates every year at his alma mater North Carolina State University, where the SAS story began in 1976, when Goodnight and his fellow PhD student John Sall conducted a research project developing a statistical […]