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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.

Apr 9, 2021 Carolina Public Press

A chicken-or-egg problem for poultry processing

NC Choices, a program of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems at N.C. State University that supports the local, pastured meat supply chain, explored options for establishing a new USDA-inspected processing facility in North Carolina, but no actions have been taken. 

Apr 9, 2021 WRAL

The Pollening: Triangle turns yellow seemingly overnight

According to Dr. Robert Bardon, a professor of forestry and environmental resources at N.C. State University, pollen is necessary for the production of pine seeds that grow to become pine trees. Bardon also mentioned that the overall pine pollen season can last weeks. The amount of pine pollen in the atmosphere tends to be highest… 

Apr 9, 2021 Eat This, Not That

One Major Side Effect of Late-Night Snacking, Says a New Study

“The big takeaway here is that we now know unhealthy eating can have almost immediate effects on workplace performance,” Seonghee “Sophia” Cho, the corresponding author of the study and an assistant professor of psychology at North Carolina State University, said in a statement. 

Apr 9, 2021 Independent

Should We Be Taking Microbreaks Throughout The Day?

Sophia Cho co-author of the paper and assistant professor of psychology at North Carolina State University said: “A microbreak is, by definition, short. But a five-minute break can be golden if you take it at the right time. Our study shows that it is in a company’s best interest to give employees autonomy in terms… 

Apr 8, 2021

Unhealthy eating can have immediate effects on workplace performance

“For the first time, we have shown that healthy eating immediately affects our workplace behaviors and performance. It is relatively well established that other health-related behaviors, such as sleep and exercise, affect our work. But nobody had looked at the short-term effects of unhealthy eating,” said Seonghee “Sophia” Cho, Study’s Corresponding Author, Assistant Professor of… 

Apr 8, 2021 WRAL Tech Wire

Companies under financial pressure should be aggressive in tax planning, NCSU study says

“Business researchers are interested in how companies respond to sudden changes in their financial constraints,” says Nathan Goldman, co-author of the study and an assistant professor of accounting in the Poole College of Management at North Carolina State University. “But it’s difficult to separate various confounding variables from the financial constraints that companies are facing.… 

Apr 8, 2021 Atlanta Journal Constitution

Less productive at work? Study finds late-night snacks may be to blame

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that unhealthy eating behaviors can not only make you less likely to assist your colleagues but more withdrawn. “For the first time, we have shown that healthy eating immediately affects our workplace behaviors and performance,” Seonghee “Sophia” Cho, corresponding author of the study and an assistant professor… 

Apr 8, 2021 National Geographic

Parasites are going extinct. Here’s why we need to save them.

Yet we have barely begun to identify all the parasites, much less learn their lifestyles or monitor their populations. “That’s just not something that we’ve ever really prioritized,” says Skylar Hopkins, an ecologist at North Carolina State University. So a few years ago, Hopkins pulled together a group of scientists interested in parasite conservation, and… 

Apr 7, 2021 TIME

Ageist Attacks Against President Biden Reinforce Outdated Stereotypes—and Hurt Younger People, Too

Given the awesome power of the presidency, it’s understandable that people may be concerned about a President’s cognitive well-being. But experts say age-based attacks against Biden and others demonstrate how common ageist stereotypes are in American culture—to everyone’s detriment. “Cultural messaging gets internalized, and it can shape the attitudes that people have about their own… 

Apr 7, 2021 Futurity

Late Night Snacks Cost You The Next Day At Work

“For the first time, we have shown that healthy eating immediately affects our workplace behaviors and performance,” says Seonghee “Sophia” Cho, an assistant professor of psychology at North Carolina State University and corresponding author of a paper on the finding. 

Apr 7, 2021 WRAL Tech Wire

NCSU scientists’ ‘smart-release’ trigger may provide benefits for heart, stents

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an exosome-coated stent with a “smart-release” trigger that could both prevent reopened blood vessels from narrowing and deliver regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to blood-starved, or ischemic, tissue. 

Apr 7, 2021 WRAL

Warm temperatures have returned, and so has the pollen

According to Dr. Robert Bardon, a professor of forestry and environmental resources at N.C. State University, pollen is necessary for the production of pine seeds that grow to become pine trees. Bardon also mentioned that the overall pine pollen season can last weeks. The amount of pine pollen in the atmosphere tends to be highest… 

Apr 6, 2021 Safety+Health

Well-timed ‘microbreaks’ can be ‘golden’ for workers: study

Some people may believe that colleagues who step away from their desks are avoiding work, but the results of a recent study conducted by researchers from North Carolina State University show short breaks actually can help boost productivity and manage energy. 

Apr 6, 2021 TODAY

More colleges are requiring students to be vaccinated

Meanwhile, North Carolina State University is offering vaccinations right on campus. With demand so high, they say a mandate isn’t necessary. “We’re confident based on the numbers to date, that we’re going to receive the vast majority of the community receiving the vaccine,” NC State Chancellor Randy Woodson said. 

Apr 6, 2021 Carteret County News-Times

Emerald Isle nourishment project continues over Easter weekend; 1 sea turtle killed

One Kemp’s ridley turtle was sucked up by Liberty Island in March, but unlike many who are victims of the dredge, it emerged alive. Dr. Craig Harms, a sea turtle expert with the N.C. State University Center for Marine Science and Technology and the N.C. State College of Veterinary Medicine, said the turtle has survived,…