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May 26, 2021

Can Racial Identity Protect Black Teens From Racism-Related Stress? It’s Complicated

94% of Black teens surveyed reported experiencing racism. 

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Apr 19, 2021

Study Shows Education Is Not Enough to Overcome Inequality

Social inequality persists, regardless of educational achievement – particularly for men. 

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Mar 25, 2021

Analysis: Nonprofit Organizations Across the Country Are in Crisis

How many nonprofit organizations will disappear altogether? 

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Mar 15, 2021

To Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease in Humans, Scientists Focus on Dogs

Public health efforts almost eradicated Guinea worm disease in humans. Then the disease went to the dogs. 

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Oct 19, 2020

Insights Into a Tiny Insect That Causes Big Damage

The first genome sequence in the insect order Thysanoptera sheds light on one of the world’s most costly agricultural pests. 

Dr. Louie Rivers - Does the Rising Heat in Raleigh Disproportionately Affect Low-Income and Minority Groups?

Sep 26, 2019

Does the Rising Heat in Raleigh Disproportionately Affect Low-Income and Minority Groups?

Due to a lack of green space and a gentrification pattern in Raleigh, heat is rising. Who does this impact the most? 

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Sep 26, 2019

EPA Disbanded This Panel of Clean-Air Experts – They’re Meeting Again Anyway

Why science experts are convening to discuss clean air policy. 

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Sep 9, 2019

Study Sheds Light on How the Justice System Can Affect Physical, Mental Health

New research finds that being convicted of a crime is associated with a decline in health, even if there’s no jail time. 

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Aug 2, 2019

Self-Sterilizing Polymer Proves Effective Against Drug-Resistant Pathogens

Researchers have found an elastic polymer that possesses broad-spectrum antimicrobial properties, allowing it to kill a range of viruses and drug-resistant bacteria in just minutes – including methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). 

The view from Thunder Hill Overlook along the Blue Ridge Parkway in Watauga County.

Jun 5, 2019

NCICS to Host NOAA Cooperative Institute

The Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies will be dedicated to expanding our understanding of the full Earth system and its interactions with human activities. 

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Jun 3, 2019

Research Sheds Light on the Importance of Police Trust in the Public

A recent study finds that police officers who place more trust in the public are also more likely to pursue cases on their own initiative – termed proactive policing – and have higher arrest rates. 

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May 16, 2019

Fighting Infectious Disease: CVM Partners With Senegal Research Institute

Partnership aims to advance infectious disease research in West Africa. 

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Apr 30, 2019

Field Study Finds Pellet-Fed Stoves Cut Pollutant Emissions 90%, Nearing Gas-Stove Performance

A field study in Rwanda finds that a new cookstove design, which makes use of compressed wood pellets, reduces air pollution by about 90% for a range of contaminants associated with health problems and climate change. 

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Apr 9, 2019

Unique Partnership Sheds Light On Energy Challenges for Low-Income Households

NC State-led partnership evaluates needs, challenges and possible solutions to energy challenges facing low-income households. 

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Nov 20, 2018

Citizen Science Can Play Role in Addressing Agricultural Challenges

A new paper highlights the potential of citizen science to address pressing research challenges in agriculture and food systems.