health and well-being

Jun 27, 2018  |  The Abstract

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.

Jun 13, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Jun 1, 2018

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.

May 30, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

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.

May 24, 2018  |  The Abstract

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.

May 23, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

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.

May 22, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

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.

May 21, 2018  |  The Abstract

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.

Apr 26, 2018  |  The Abstract

Scratching the Surface of Itch

Santosh Mishra talks with the Abstract about the basics of itching and his latest research project.

Apr 25, 2018  |  The Abstract

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.

Apr 19, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Apr 10, 2018  |  Partners

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.

Mar 28, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Mar 26, 2018  |  The Abstract

Electromagnetic Field Therapy for Dogs With Spinal Injuries

Noninvasive pulsed electromagnetic field treatment could improve pain, reduce inflammation in dogs with spinal injury.

Mar 12, 2018  |  Research and Innovation

Computers Discover Compounds That Could Reduce Listeria’s Virulence

Researchers use computer modeling to find compounds that could limit Listeria's virulence.