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May 12, 2021 Phys.org

Study finds ‘ghost forests’ contribute to greenhouse gas emissions

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from standing dead trees in coastal wetland forests—colloquially called “tree farts”—need to be accounted for when assessing the environmental impact of so-called “ghost forests.” 

May 12, 2021 Phys.org

How social media and AI enable companies to track brand reputations in real-time

Researchers from University of Maryland, North Carolina State University, National Taiwan University, Oxford University, Kings College London, and Perceptronics Solutions, Inc. published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that examines how artificial intelligence (AI)-based text analysis of social media can monitor the extent to which brand reputation rises and falls over time. 

May 12, 2021 American Veterinary Medical Association

Bartonellosis: A zoonosis hidden in plain sight

Dr. Ed Breitschwerdt, a professor of internal medicine at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine, devotes much of his research to Bartonella species and bartonellosis in animals and humans. He was an author of the paper on Bartonella in veterinary personnel—“Detection of Bartonella species in the blood of veterinarians and veterinary technicians: A… 

May 12, 2021 Futurity

Surgery For Snakes Who Eat Golf Balls By Mistake

Greg Lewbart, a professor of aquatic animal medicine at North Carolina State University, specializes in developing innovative treatments for our aquatic and reptilian friends. In a study in the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, Lewbart and four coauthors describe four case studies in which non-surgical attempts were made to remove golf balls from… 

May 11, 2021 North Carolina Health News

These pets have high levels of forever chemicals in their blood. Has that made them sick?

N.C. State researchers tested for PFAS in 31 dogs and 35 horses living near the chemical plant. They found at least one measurable type of PFAS in every dog tested and all but one horse. Some of the levels were staggering. 

May 11, 2021 The News & Observer

NC State University’s first woman chancellor Marye Anne Fox dies

Former NC State University Chancellor Marye Anne Fox, who helped raise the university’s profile amid rapid growth, died Sunday night at her home in Austin, Texas, after a long illness, the university announced Monday. She was 73. Fox is the only woman to have led the university. She was appointed chancellor in 1998. “Even with all… 

May 11, 2021 WRAL

What’s with all the supply shortages? 5 On Your Side gets answers

“There’s going to be shortages of electronic components on and off for the next six months,” warned NC State University supply chain expert Robert Handfield. He says it worsens a new car shortage triggered by the automotive industry’s initial thinking the pandemic would cause a drop in demand. Instead, the industry exploded. “The automotive companies said,… 

May 11, 2021 WRAL

Supply chain expert: Expect ‘increasing shortages’ if pipeline not back online soon

If gas isn’t flowing through the Colonial Pipeline by the middle of the week, a North Carolina State University supply chain expert says people can expect to start seeing “increasing shortages” of gasoline. 

May 11, 2021 WUNC

These Pets Have High Levels Of Forever Chemicals In Their Blood. Has That Made Them Sick?

N.C. State researcher Scott Belcher, an associate professor in the university’s biological sciences department, presented the PETS study findings to community members during a video conference Thursday evening. As he did, Belcher emphasized that the study can only tell participants how much of each PFAS analyzed was present in their pets’ blood on the day… 

May 10, 2021 Inc.

Want to Raise Successful Kids? Science Says These 7 Habits Lead to Incredible Outcomes

Studies show that younger kids whose schools don’t include outdoor recess during the day had a harder time developing good reading skills. (The results were more pronounced in boys, but it mattered for girls, too.) And, more recently, researchers from North Carolina State University said they found a striking correlation in kids aged 10 to… 

May 10, 2021 Fast Company

Only 3 in 10 parents want to vaccinate their teens against COVID-19

“If we want to reach herd immunity we are going to need younger people to get vaccinated as well,” says Julie Swann, head of Industrial and Systems Engineering at North Carolina State University who was a science advisor to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention during the H1N1 pandemic response. Using CDC data, she… 

May 10, 2021 St. Joseph News-Press

Strategies shift to vaccinate as supply becomes higher than demand

Dr. Julie Swan, department head for industrial and systems engineering at North Carolina State University, has researched the epidemiology of the flu as well as COVID-19. She said that as doses become more available, the actual number of vaccines given per day has gone down. She said it is time to switch the approach of… 

May 10, 2021 The Wildlife Society

In the Keys, does go high while fawns go low

As Cove’s team members looked at the photos they captured of the deer, they realized that their spot patterns were unique. Julia Jacobs, an undergraduate student at North Carolina State University at the time, took the lead to use these patterns to try to understand more about where the Key deer spend their time. “I… 

May 7, 2021 The Horse

Feeding Metabolic Horses

Because each of these conditions affects horses’ ability to metabolize soluble carbohydrates, including sugars and starches, developing appropriate feeding strategies is of paramount importance for their welfare. Many owners of metabolic horses do not know how many calories these individuals need and how much feed and forage will provide that amount, says Paul Siciliano, PhD,… 

May 7, 2021 WNCN

Did the state strike a good deal with Apple? NCSU researchers say yes.

“This is a really big win for the state of North Carolina,” said Nathan Goldman, an assistant professor of accounting at N.C. State’s Poole College of Management who co-authored the study with lecturer Erynn Stainback. “Are the tax benefits that they’re going to provide to the state and to the local municipalities — are those…