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NC State news is shared far and wide. Below are just some of our recent appearances in local, regional, national and international media publications.

Aug 9, 2022 Salon

Washing meat is cultural, yet mandatory

Benjamin Chapman, professor and food safety extension specialist in the Agricultural and Human Sciences Department at North Carolina State University stated, “Any time we’re doing meal preparation at home, it’s important to understand raw meat, poultry, fish and egg products can come into our kitchens contaminated. The challenge with raw meat and poultry is the… 

Aug 9, 2022 Washington Post

What’s driving the massive, destructive rainfalls around the country

“Individual events happen all the time and have happened all the time in our historical record. We need to be aware that just because we have an event doesn’t mean it represents something unusual,” said Kenneth Kunkel, an atmospheric sciences professor at North Carolina State University. “There’s no doubt that the frequency and intensity of… 

Aug 9, 2022 CBS-17

Good news shows jobs gained double the expectations, but bad news is Fed might raise interest rates

“With a job market this strong, we can’t call it a recession,” said Dr. Michael Walden, an economist at N.C. State University. 

Aug 9, 2022 WRAL TechWire

‘Win-win’ study: Here are 46 possible ways to reduce disease & advance conservation

Skylar Hopkins, an assistant professor of applied ecology at NC State and corresponding author of the study, said the interdisciplinary group worked on this synthesis for four years. They painstakingly searched the existing academic literature for potential solutions and then developed a new process for determining whether a specific “win-win” solution is safe, feasible and cost-effective. 

Aug 8, 2022 Direct Relief

Nearly 70% of People in US Exposed to Significant Wildfire Smoke Last Month

“Some studies have shown that more vulnerable populations may experience a larger impact for the same event,” said Jennifer Richmond-Bryant, Ph.D., a professor at North Carolina State University’s College of Natural Resources, noting that not all vulnerable populations are the same. As one example, focusing on non-medical factors, Richmond noted having air conditioning can “make… 

Aug 8, 2022 WRAL Tech Wire

Triangle economists explain what Friday’s jobs report says about possible recession

WRAL News asked North Carolina State University economist Mike Walden that if we’re not in a recession, why do we keep talking about one? “Obviously, everything gets politicized now, and of course, the administration wants to say we’re not in a recession,” Walden said. “And, I actually would agree with them right now. “Opponents of… 

Aug 8, 2022 WV News

What’s driving the massive, destructive rainfalls around the country

“Individual events happen all the time and have happened all the time in our historical record. We need to be aware that just because we have an event doesn’t mean it represents something unusual,” said Kenneth Kunkel, an atmospheric sciences professor at North Carolina State University. 

Aug 8, 2022 Forbes

The Power Of The Network: Spend Management Vs. ERP Procurement

GEP and the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Supply Chain Resource Cooperative surveyed supply chain, procurement and IT professionals across a range of industries to gain insight into their priorities and strategies regarding supply chain resilience and optimization. The survey’s results suggest a series of misalignments where gaps in process, technology and information flow can… 

Aug 5, 2022 The Washington Post

‘Listen to the American people,’ Biden says, urging passage of economic package

The GOP is basing its war against Google’s spam filter on a March study, published by researchers at North Carolina State University, finding that Gmail sent 77 percent of right-wing candidate emails to spam in 2020, compared with 10 percent of left-wing candidate emails. Google denies the allegations, saying the study relied on a small… 

Aug 5, 2022 WRAL

As monkeypox declared public health emergency, local universities looking at safety protocols

Aug. 22 is the first day of classes for students at North Carolina State University. School leaders say the plan is to offer testing and vaccines through Campus Health Services if and when vaccines are available. 

Aug 5, 2022 Coastal Review

Clinicians should test for high PFAS exposure: Report

Dr. Jane Hoppin, a professor of biological sciences and the deputy director of the Center for Human Health and the Environment at North Carolina State University, is on the committee the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine appointed to develop the report.  

Aug 5, 2022 MSN

Colleges, universities across central NC prepare for fall semester as COVID-19, Monkeypox cases rise

This time of year, college campuses are still bare, with hardly any students on campus. However, that’ll soon change. In the coming weeks, thousands will move back into dorms and apartments. The threat of COVID-19 is still here and now there’s concern about Monkeypox, too. “I do think that the university has been doing a… 

Aug 4, 2022

Gulf dead zone smaller this year, but still five times size of Lake Pontchartrain

Steve Thur, director of NOAA’s National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science, said during the news conference that NOAA Fisheries scientists based at North Carolina State University are working on an experimental model to help fishers identify where shrimp have been driven after leaving low-oxygen areas. 

Aug 4, 2022 Phys.org

Below-average Gulf of Mexico ‘dead zone’ measured

Exposure to hypoxic waters has been found to alter fish diets, growth rates, reproduction, habitat use and availability of commercially harvested species like shrimp. This year, for the first time, scientists from NOAA Fisheries and North Carolina State University began using an experimental model to better understand where shrimp could be found relative to the… 

Aug 4, 2022 Inverse

Genetically Engineered Gut Bacteria Boost Long-Term Metabolic Health – Mouse Study

These results find an “elegant, practical way” around a major roadblock that has stood in the way of this type of treatment, called live bacterial therapeutics, says microbiome expert Nathan Crook — namely, getting the engineered bacteria to thrive once it returned to the mice’s gut. Crook is an assistant professor at North Carolina State…