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Dec 2, 2009

Santa’s Sleigh: NC State Researcher Explains Science Behind St. Nick’s Christmas Magic

Santa skeptics have long considered St. Nick’s ability to deliver toys to the world’s good girls and boys in the course of one night a scientific impossibility. But new research shows that Santa is able to make his appointed rounds through the pioneering use of cutting-edge science and technology. 

Nov 30, 2009

NC State Research Indicates Need For National HIV Strategy

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that well over one million people in the United States are infected with HIV/AIDS. New research from North Carolina State University shows that many of those infected are minorities and do not have health insurance, and highlights the need for a national strategy to facilitate education… 

Nov 19, 2009

Thanks, But No Thanks: Avoiding Food Poisoning At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is an opportunity to share a meal with loved ones, but it is also a time when small mistakes in the kitchen can lead to foodborne illness. Dr. Ben Chapman, food safety specialist and assistant professor of food science at North Carolina State University, can offer suggestions to ensure your Thanksgiving meal is a… 

Nov 16, 2009

NC State Research Shows Need To Address Hemophilia In Developing World

When modern medicine finds a way to treat a medical condition, people often think that the problem is solved. But we also have to find ways to get that treatment into the hands of those who need it. For example, new research from North Carolina State University shows that much more needs to be done… 

Aug 31, 2009

NC State Hosts Panel Discussion on Racial Profiling

North Carolina State University will host a panel discussion on racial profiling Tuesday, Sept. 1, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Washington Sankofa Room of the Witherspoon Student Center on NC State’s main campus. Panelists will include professors from NC State and Duke University, as well as NC State students and campus police officers. The event is… 

Jun 3, 2009

CSI Raleigh: NC State Holds Forensic Science Workshop for Local Law Enforcement

Law enforcement officers from around the region are coming to North Carolina State University to participate in a weeklong crime scene investigation workshop which involves solving a series of mock murders while learning about the latest happenings in the field of forensic science. 

Apr 21, 2009

NC State Experts Can Discuss Greenhouse Gas Risks

North Carolina State University experts can shed light on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) announcement April 17 that carbon dioxide and five other “greenhouse gases” are contributing to global climate change and therefore pose a threat to human health and welfare. While utilities, factory farms and other industry sectors are key contributors to overall… 

Mar 16, 2009

NC State Tax Expert Can Help You Save Money This Year and Next

April 15 is less than a month away, and many people are struggling with their tax returns. Federal tax law is constantly changing, and understanding the new rules can save you a lot of money. For example, Dr. Roby Sawyers explains, a new extra standard deduction for real estate taxes paid could save you hundreds…