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Tag: health and well-being

Feb 2, 2016

Researchers Sequence Bedbug Genome, Find Unique Features

Entomologist Coby Schal leads effort to reveal the genomic blueprint behind the bedbug's reviled characteristics. 

Jan 25, 2016

Microscopic Drug ‘Depots’ Boost Efficacy Against Tumors in Animal Model

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a technique for creating microscopic “depots” for trapping drugs inside cancer tumors. In an animal model, these drug depots were 10 times more effective at shrinking tumors than the use of the same drugs without the depots. 

Jan 6, 2016

Antibiotics Pave Way for C. Diff Infections

New research finds that bile acids which are altered by bacteria normally living in the large intestine inhibit the growth of Clostridium difficile, or C. diff

Dec 14, 2015

What Motivates Older Adults to Stay Mentally Active?

As we age, it can be harder to do what’s good for the mind. Now researchers are trying to learn more about what affects our motivation to engage in cognitively-rewarding tasks. 

Dec 3, 2015

Research Seeks Answers to Black Lung Resurgence in Central Appalachia

Black lung is making a resurgence among miners in central Appalachia. And one NC State researcher wants to know why. 

Dec 3, 2015

Study: Mental Health Courts Significantly Reduce Repeat Offenses, Jail Time

NC State research finds that mental health courts are effective at reducing repeat offending, and limiting related jail time, for people with mental health problems – especially those who also have substance use problems. 

Dec 2, 2015

Liquid Metal ‘Nano-Terminators’ Target Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a new drug delivery technique that uses a biodegradable liquid metal to target cancer cells. The liquid metal drug delivery method promises to boost the effect of cancer drugs. To date, the technique has only been tested in an animal model. 

Nov 18, 2015

Experiencing Major Stress Makes Some Older Adults Better Able to Handle Daily Stress

A new study finds that dealing with a major stressful event appears to make some older adults better able to cope with the ups and downs of day-to-day stress. 

Nov 17, 2015

NC State Completes Healthier Initiative Early

NC State completes healthier campus initiative goals two years ahead of schedule. 

Nov 12, 2015

Toilets, Pit Latrines and Adventures in Human Waste

According to Francis de los Reyes III, the problem with World Toilet Day is that it focuses almost entirely on toilets. And he's working on that.