May 13, 2015
New Project Tackles Genetic Switchboard for DNA
The Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project, with help from NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill researchers, is looking at the link between genetic variation and gene expression, to figure out how genetic variation impacts disease.
May 1, 2015
Study Finds Guidance Improves Food Safety Practices at School, Community Gardens
School and community gardens have become increasingly popular in recent years, but the people managing and working in these gardens are often unfamiliar with food safety practices that reduce the risk of foodborne illness. Now researchers have developed guidelines that address how to limit risk in these gardens – and a pilot study shows that the guidelines make a difference.
Apr 24, 2015
Beagles Help Hunt for Genes Associated With Canine, Human Bladder Cancer
Beagles are more than just one of the most popular dog breeds in America. According to new NC State research, they are also key to new findings about the chromosomal changes associated with urothelial carcinoma, or bladder cancer.
Apr 7, 2015
Seafood Safety 101: Vibrio in Shellfish
Seafood consumption is on the rise -- but so is the most important pathogen found in seafood: Vibrio bacteria.
Apr 2, 2015
A Safer Way to Deal With Raw Sewage in the Developing World
In 2011, an engineering student came up with an idea to save lives by help people in the developing world deal with raw sewage. Four years and several countries later, the technology is beginning to come into focus.
Apr 1, 2015
When a Norovirus Expert Got Norovirus
Norovirus affects millions of people each year, costing the U.S. billions of dollars. This year, one of those people was a norovirus researcher.
Mar 31, 2015
Food Safety 101: What Is Campylobacter (and What Are We Doing About It)?
Researcher Hannah Bolinger explains what campylobacteriosis is, why it's important, and what researchers are doing to tackle the problem.
Mar 30, 2015
Listeriosis and Produce: What’s the Connection?
How NC State researchers are trying to understand and address the health risks associated with listeriosis and fresh produce.
Mar 10, 2015
Why Everyone Should Care About Food Safety
Food safety poses a global health problem. But it also causes millions of illnesses in the U.S. every year -- costing the country more than $14 billion annually.
Mar 6, 2015
Nothing Fishy About This Surgery
Veterinary surgeons from North Carolina State University have successfully removed a cataract from a sunfish’s eye, utilizing the same surgical techniques that your local ophthalmologist would use on your grandparents.