SARS and the Communication Challenges of Global Public Health
The spread of the Zika virus has brought global attention to the issue of epidemics – and the international public health and communications challenges that go with them. Challenges that are similar to those posed by the SARS outbreak more than a decade ago.
Research Associates Some Pesticides With Respiratory Wheeze in Farmers
New research connects several pesticides commonly used by farmers with both allergic and non-allergic wheeze, which can be a sensitive marker for early airway problems.
Good Attitudes About Aging Help Seniors Handle Stress
New research from NC State finds that having a positive attitude about aging makes older adults more resilient when faced with stressful situations.
New Way Out: Researchers Show How Stem Cells Exit Bloodstream
Researchers find that therapeutic stem cells exit the bloodstream in a unique way.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.