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Sep 1, 2021

One Way Some Drug Prosecutions May Be Hurting Public Health

A new study suggests "drug-induced homicide" laws can exacerbate public health problems. 

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Aug 23, 2021

Study: Benefits Outweigh Risks for Autonomous Vehicles – As Long As You Regulate Them

The potential benefits of autonomous vehicles could substantially outweigh the risks. 

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Aug 17, 2021

How Zoom Put Disabled Users in a Tough Spot (And What You Can Do About It)

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Courtney Wade, a psychology doctoral student at NC State whose work focuses on cultural strategy, community engagement and digital design justice. Wade is also founder of the Disability, Autistic, Mad, & Neuroqueer (DAMN) Solidarity Project. In late June, Zoom unveiled a number of updates to its online meeting… 

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Aug 13, 2021

Podcast: Healthcare Inequity

Vanessa Volpe explains how systemic racism can affect healthcare quality and availability for Black populations. 

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Aug 9, 2021

Study Outlines Factors That Help Engage Nonresident Fathers in Child Welfare Efforts

The study also highlights the need for more training to help service providers work more effectively with nonresident dads. 

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Aug 4, 2021

The Older People Think a Black Child Is, the More Likely They Are to Wrongly See the Child As Angry

The bias revealed in the study could have significant consequences for the well-being of Black children. 

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Jul 27, 2021

Views on School Assignments, Diversity Are Similar – Even in Cities with Segregated Schools

The public favors diversity and efforts to desegregate schools. 

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Jul 27, 2021

New Insights Into the Relationship Between How We Feel and Our Views On Aging

The gap between how old we feel and how old we want to be can offer insights into our well-being. 

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Jul 21, 2021

12 Wolfpack Student-Athletes Compete in Tokyo Olympics

A record number of NC State student-athletes vie for a place on the podium at the 2020 Olympic Games in Japan. 

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Jun 29, 2021

Computer Training Program for Seniors Can Reduce Hazardous Driving

Researchers hope the finding will lead to the training becoming more widely available. 

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Jun 24, 2021

Study Highlights Racial Inequity in Health Care Access, Quality

States with higher levels of systemic racism also had bigger racial disparities regarding access to healthcare. 

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Jun 9, 2021

10 Earn NSF Early-Career Awards

Faculty members in five colleges are recognized by the National Science Foundation for the quality of their research as well as their leadership potential. 

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Jun 7, 2021

Nobody’s Been Studying Socially Isolated Kids. That’s a Problem.

Isolated kids cause fewer problems, so get less attention than kids who act out. But they face different risks. 

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Jun 3, 2021

You’re More Likely To Fight Misinformation if You Think Others Are Being Duped

The study suggests negative emotions may also play a role in the U.S. 

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Jun 2, 2021

Want To Talk About Prenups? Describe Them as Something Else

A recent study offers insights into how people can discuss this often taboo subject.