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Jul 19, 2017  |  The Abstract

Notes from Tanzania: Lessons from the Field

Some lessons learned from a student doing research on crop disease in Tanzania.

Jul 17, 2017  |  The Abstract

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania

A student writes about her fieldwork in Tanzania, tackling a crop disease that threatens millions.

Jul 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.

May 31, 2017  |  Partners

Giving Families a Voice in North Carolina’s Child Welfare System

Children are among the most vulnerable members of society, and NC State’s Kara Allen-Eckard is helping to lead an effort to better serve at-risk children and their families in North Carolina.

Mar 14, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Mar 13, 2017  |  Partners

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.

Mar 9, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Jan 19, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

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.

Jan 1, 2017  |  The Abstract

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.

Dec 22, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

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.