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Ageist Attacks Against President Biden Reinforce Outdated Stereotypes—and Hurt Younger People, Too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

Apr 6, 2021 Earth Island Journal

Effort to Save Eastern Hemlocks Might be Impacting Salamanders

Benjamin Smith, a researcher with the Forest Restoration Alliance at North Carolina State University, has spent the last decade working on breeding adelgid-resistant hemlocks. While some small pockets of hemlocks in North America seem able to withstand the adelgids, Smith has had to look beyond Appalachia for genetic resistance to the pest. “It would be… 

Apr 5, 2021 The Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly Sour beer yeast is winning fans in the Philadelphia brewing industry and beyond

Among the competitors are yeasts from Lachancea LLC, which in 2016 licensed its first strain of lactic-acid-producing yeast, according to company cofounder John Sheppard, a professor of bioprocessing science at North Carolina State University. 

Apr 5, 2021 Spectrum News 1

NC State Student Shares Struggle With Food, Housing Insecurity To Help Others In Similar Situation

Two Professors at NC State University conducted a study in October 2020, seven months into the pandemic, and three months before vaccines became available. The survey was sent to a random 7,641 students based off race, gender, and degree status. “Given the 23% rate of food insecurity on campus, there is more that we need to… 

Apr 5, 2021 ABC News

Fantastic yeasts and where to find them: The science behind sourdough starters

Erin McKenny, a microbial ecologist at North Carolina State University, and her team at the Global Sourdough Project got more than 500 samples from the U.S., Europe, Asia and Oceania. The samples included both commercial and homemade starters, some with origins that can be traced back 200 years. While previous research had studied the microbial… 

Apr 5, 2021 WNCT

3 antivirals used for Ebola may work against coronavirus, NC State lab finds

So, Collaborations Pharmaceuticals teamed up with dozens of labs to help do the work. Researchers from N.C. State, UNC-Chapel Hill, and as far as Brazil are credited with helping in this testing. Puhl found three antivirals — tilorone, quinacrine, and pyronaridine — used for Ebola and Marburg virus could potentially be repurposed, too. The findings… 

Apr 2, 2021 WRAL TechWire

Why did tax revenues increase in NC, other states during pandemic?

The pandemic has been bad for business, but it hasn’t necessarily been bad for U.S. state tax revenues; in fact, 22 states saw tax revenues increase during 2020. These outcomes ran counter to estimates made during the year, but a new analysis from researchers at NC State and the University of Texas at Dallas reveals one… 

Apr 2, 2021 Fox 2 Detroit

Your Take: Experts take questions on Covid vaccines, like if shots will be annual routine

We call it Your Take and it is a chance for the audience to ask questions to a pair of premiere medical experts about the COVID-19 vaccine. Joining us is Dr. Julie Swann from North Carolina State University, a faculty member who specializes in medical supply chains, and Dr. Robert Frank from the Center for… 

Apr 2, 2021 Baltimore Sun

Mistakes happen, but the one made by a Baltimore COVID vaccine maker may hurt for a while

The size of the loss, however, will likely grab attention, said Rob Handfield, a professor of supply chain management at North Carolina State University. “Everybody has likely had some productions problem,” he said. “But I’ve never heard of anyone messing up 15 million doses.”