Money, Not Access, Key to Resident Food Choices in ‘Food Deserts’
A new study finds that, while access to healthy foods is a significant challenge, the biggest variable limiting diet choices in so-called “food deserts” is limited financial resources.
Researchers Offer Overview of Composite Metal Foams and Potential Applications
Researchers have developed a range of composite metal foams that can be used in applications from armor to hazardous material transport – and they’re now looking for collaborators to help identify and develop new applications.
Study: Health Agencies Need Clear Rules for Disclosing Foodborne Illness Outbreaks
Food safety researchers are calling on public health agencies to develop clear guidelines on when to inform the public about foodborne illness outbreaks – something which is often handled on an ad hoc basis at the local, state and federal levels.
Advanced Biomass Cookstoves Provide Benefits in Field Settings, But Less than Expected from Lab Testing
Researchers find that while advanced wood-burning cookstoves can provide benefits to the environment, the benefits are less than expected due to higher emissions measured in the field compared to laboratory settings.
NC State to Play Workforce Training Role in National Biopharmaceutical Initiative
NC State is part of a new, federal initiative aimed at advancing U.S. leadership in the biopharmaceutical sector.
Study IDs Key Indicators Linking Violence and Mental Illness
New study finds a host of factors that are associated with subsequent risk of adults with mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. The work highlights the importance of interventions to treat mental-health problems in order to reduce community violence and instances of mental-health crises.
Drug Use Strong Predictor for Postpartum Mental Health Problems
New research from NC State and the University of British Columbia finds that a woman’s lifetime history of drug use can help predict whether the woman will suffer from problems with stress and anxiety after childbirth.
New Tech Promises to Boost Electric Vehicle Efficiency, Range
NC State researchers have developed a new type of inverter device with greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package – which should improve the fuel-efficiency and range of hybrid and electric vehicles.
Study: Bioenergy Decisions Involve Wildlife Habitat and Land Use Trade-offs
New research finds that choosing how to meet bioenergy goals means making trade-offs about which wildlife species and ecosystems will be most impacted.
NC State to Lead Southeast Manufacturing Innovation Hub
NC State University will lead the Southeast hub for a new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute that aims to spur technological innovation to improve the efficiency of advanced manufacturing in the United States.