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Tag: health and well-being

Jul 29, 2015

The Evolutionary Link Between Diet and Stomach Acidity

An analysis of data on stomach acidity and diet in birds and mammals suggests that high levels of stomach acidity developed not to help animals break down food, but to defend animals against food poisoning. The work raises interesting questions about the evolution of stomach acidity in humans, and how modern life may be affecting both our stomach acidity and the microbial communities that live in our guts. 

Jul 20, 2015

Study: the Angelina Jolie Effect on Breast Cancer Screening

Angelina Jolie received widespread media attention in 2013 when she told the public that she’d tested positive for a gene associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, and subsequently had a double mastectomy. Now research shows that this publicity did influence some women’s intentions to seek out similar genetic testing. 

Jul 10, 2015

Early Lead Exposure Affects Gene Expression Throughout Life

NC State researchers links between lead exposure in children and alterations in regulatory regions of genes critical in growth regulation and brain development.  

Jul 7, 2015

All About Those Summertime Creepy Crawlies

Learn more about the insects and arachnids that can make a summer day (or any day) miserable. 

Jun 30, 2015

How Old You Feel Matters (and It Changes Day to Day)

New research from NC State finds that how old you feel changes on a daily basis – and that has very real ramifications for your well-being. 

Jun 25, 2015

MARCKS Protein May Help Protect Brain Cells From Age Damage

The MARCKS protein may play an important role in protecting barrier cells in the brain from damage due to aging. 

Jun 23, 2015

Smart Insulin Patch Could Replace Painful Injections for Diabetes

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention from researchers at NC State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who have created the first “smart insulin patch.” 

Jun 15, 2015

Good News for Combating the Spread of Norovirus

A new finding from NC State researchers shows that an age-old commodity may be a new tool in combating norovirus. 

May 27, 2015

Designing Clinical Trials for Personalized Cancer Treatments

A $10.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute will help researchers from NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University design clinical trials for personalized cancer treatments. 

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.