Compounds Kill C. diff, Don’t Affect Other Gut Bacteria In Vitro
Compound holds promise for controlling C. difficile infections without affecting other bacteria in the gut.
Flipping the Switch on Itch: Researchers Identify Neuropeptide Involved in Transmitting Itch Signal to Brain in Eczema
Researchers pinpoint a neuropeptide associated with transmitting itch signals to brain in eczema.
You’re Only As Old As You Feel – Sort Of
How we feel about aging can affect us psychologically and physically. In this episode of Audio Abstract we talk about our perceptions of and attitudes toward aging with Shevaun Neupert, associate professor of psychology at NC State.
New Compound Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens Could Lead to Next-Generation Antibiotics
A new synthetic compound inspired by a natural product could be a useful chemical tool for studying antibiotic-resistant infections.
It’s Not the Mayonnaise: Food Safety Myths & Summertime Food
Warm weather means picnics and outdoor get-togethers. Here are some tips on how to avoid making your friends and loved ones barf this summer.
Perceived Socioeconomic Status Can Affect How Old We Feel
A recent study finds that how older adults perceive their socioeconomic status influences how old they feel and their attitudes toward aging.
New Tech May Make Prosthetic Hands Easier for Patients to Use
Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands.
Researcher to Study GenX Exposure in Cape Fear Fish, Alligators
NC State toxicologist will study GenX exposure in striped bass, catfish and alligators that inhabit the Cape Fear river watershed.
Scratching the Surface of Itch
Santosh Mishra talks with the Abstract about the basics of itching and his latest research project.
What the Nose Knows
A team of researchers at NC State put the olfactory prowess of dogs to a new test – whether dogs can reliably detect certain forms of cancer.
Age Affects How We Predict and Respond to Stress at Home
A recent study finds older adults are better than younger adults at anticipating stressful events at home – but not as good at using those predictions to reduce the adverse impacts of the stress.
How Mediation Training Could Promote Student Resilience, Well-Being
Universities are searching for ways to help their students. Mediating training may be part of the answer.
A Moveable Feast: Antibiotics Give C. diff a Nutrient-Rich Environment, No Competition
Antibiotic use creates a “banquet” for Clostridium difficile (C. diff), by altering the native gut bacteria that would normally compete with C. diff for nutrients.
Electromagnetic Field Therapy for Dogs With Spinal Injuries
Noninvasive pulsed electromagnetic field treatment could improve pain, reduce inflammation in dogs with spinal injury.
Computers Discover Compounds That Could Reduce Listeria’s Virulence
Researchers use computer modeling to find compounds that could limit Listeria's virulence.