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Aug 4, 2015

Pack Pride Drives Rise in Rankings

Students sing NC State’s praises in an annual survey of top schools, touting the university as a high-impact institution with strong alumni support and popular athletic and student health programs. 

May 1, 2015

Cross-Population Study Links Individuals’ Chemical Sensitivity, Genes

A new study looks for links between individuals' chemical sensitivity and genetic differences. 

Nov 17, 2014

NC State Joins Healthy Campus Initiative

NC State joins a national effort to improve campus wellness, nutrition. Get the details about 23 wellness-related guidelines the university will strengthen or implement over the next three years. 

Oct 30, 2014

Ebola Prompts Travel Restrictions

NC State responds to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa by restricting university-sponsored travel to countries affected by the deadly disease. 

Aug 12, 2014

Africa Travelers: Monitor Health

Student Health Services has recommendations for students, faculty and staff returning to campus after visiting West Africa. 

Jun 6, 2014

What’s the Best Way to Wash Microbes off Your Produce?

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me […] 

Jun 4, 2014

How a Protein “Cancer Cop” Targets UV Damage in DNA

Ah, summer. People are outside enjoying the warm weather, swimming, playing, or just soaking up that glorious, skin-damaging, high-energy UV radiation from the sun. We know that prolonged sun exposure damages skin – the sun […] 

May 16, 2014

How Can I Wash All the Pesticides off My Food?

Note: This post is part of an ongoing series in which we try to answer questions about the science behind food – from farm to fork. If you have a food-related question, please let me […] 

Apr 30, 2014

What We Know (and Don’t Know) About Vitamins, Diet and Health

Here’s the short version: your kid probably doesn’t need a daily vitamin, and there is no magic ingredient in food that will keep you healthy. When I told folks that I was going to start […] 

Apr 2, 2014

Do People and Pigs Share Salmonella Strains?

If antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella is showing up in pigs, then are bacon-loving people also at risk?  In his latest research, NC State population health and pathobiology professor Sid Thakur looks at serotypes, or groups, of antibiotic-resistant […]