health and well-being

Jun 28, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Way Out: Researchers Show How Stem Cells Exit Bloodstream

Researchers find that therapeutic stem cells exit the bloodstream in a unique way.

Jun 15, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Bioactive Film Improves How Implants Bond With Bone in Animal Study

NC State researchers have developed a technique for coating polymer implants with a bioactive film that significantly increases bonding between the implant and surrounding bone in an animal model.

Jun 6, 2016  |  The Abstract

5 Things You Should Know About Grilling Burgers (To Avoid Getting Sick)

To help you avoid barfing this grilling season, a food safety expert gave us these five things to remember when it comes to making a delicious (and safe) burger.

Jun 1, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

New Devices, Wearable System Aim to Predict, Prevent Asthma Attacks

NC State researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user’s environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. The researchers plan to begin testing the system on a larger subject population this summer.

Jun 1, 2016  |  The Abstract

Helping African-American Young Adults Cope With the Consequences of Discrimination

Be proud of being Black, take care of your mental health, and find constructive ways to confront institutional racism. That’s the advice that a team of psychology researchers has for young African-American adults who are dealing with the consequences of racial discrimination.

May 18, 2016  |  The Abstract

Bugs Bunny’s Knowledge Confirmed

The carrot genome sequence reveals information about the vegetable's evolution and how it accumulates health-beneficial carotenoids. Somewhere, Bugs Bunny is smiling.

May 9, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Study: Medicare Part D Boosts Medication Adherence, Reduces Blood Pressure Risk

NC State research shows that implementation of Medicare Part D has increased the number of people taking their prescribed medications as directed – so-called “medication adherence” – and reduced the likelihood that newly covered beneficiaries develop high blood pressure.

Apr 25, 2016

Study Finds Online HIV Prevention Resources Face Resistance From Black Female College Students

New research finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn they were accessing HIV-related materials.

Mar 24, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Microneedle Patch Delivers Localized Cancer Immunotherapy to Melanoma

Biomedical engineers have developed a technique that uses a patch embedded with microneedles to deliver cancer immunotherapy treatment directly to the site of melanoma skin cancer.

Mar 18, 2016  |  The Abstract

Recreating the Web of Blood Vessels That Keep Human Tissue Alive

For years, one of the largest obstacles facing the field of regenerative medicine was the need to create a circulatory system to support new tissues and organs as they grew. Now two researchers are being recognized for creating technology to make the customized blood vessels necessary to support tissue generation.