Feb 19, 2015
Study: 25 Percent of Children Who Are Homeless Need Mental Health Services
A pilot study finds that 25 percent of children who are homeless are in need of mental health services -- highlighting the need for more support for the millions of homeless children in the United States.
Feb 18, 2015
Brace Yourself: Study Finds People Can Use Different Strategies to Prepare for Stress
A pilot study finds that people are not consistent in how they prepare mentally to deal with arguments and other stressors, with each individual displaying a variety of coping behaviors.
Feb 11, 2015
NC State Researchers Land UNC System Research Grants
NC State is a key partner in five of six grants awarded as part of a new, statewide initiative designed to advance strategically-important collaborative research projects in North Carolina.
Jan 20, 2015
Wearable Sensor Smooths Path to Long-Term EKG, EMG Monitoring
Researchers have developed a wearable sensor that uses silver nanowires to monitor electrophysiological signals. The sensor is as accurate as the “wet electrode” sensors used in hospitals for EKGs and EMGs, but can be used for long-term monitoring and is more accurate than existing sensors when a patient is moving.
Jan 6, 2015
‘Flying Carpet’ Technique Uses Graphene to Deliver One-Two Punch of Anticancer Drugs
Researchers develop nanoscale “flying carpets” to deliver anticancer drugs directly to targeted parts of cancer cells.
Dec 5, 2014
Fruitcake – Will it Last Forever?
The USDA says a fruitcake will last two to three months in the refrigerator without spoiling. But how long will it really last? We asked a scientist.
Dec 3, 2014
Mapping Human Disease: ‘Not All Pathogens Are Everywhere’
NC State researchers map human disease pathogens and find distinct regions for vectored and non-vectored diseases.
Dec 1, 2014
Q&A on Review and Revision of the National Ambient Air Quality Standard for Ozone
Here are answers to some questions about the recent announcement by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regarding a proposed revision to the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone from Dr. H. Christopher Frey, Distinguished University Professor at North Carolina State University and chair of the EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee.
Dec 1, 2014
Unhappy Hour: Non-Drinkers Devise Strategies to Navigate Booze-Centered Work Events
From holiday parties to happy hours, social events with co-workers and clients often revolve around alcohol, which can put non-drinkers in an awkward position: they don’t want to drink, but they do want to take part in events they feel are important to networking and career advancement without making drinkers feel bad. That perceived tension leads non-drinkers to develop techniques to fit in socially without taking a drink.
Nov 21, 2014
Researchers Study Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees
Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal of developing a new generation of more robust powered prostheses.