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Jul 31, 2010

Scientist searches for plants that help human health

From Bhutan's rugged Himalayas to Ecuador's cloud forest to Alaska's frozen tundra, Dr. Mary Ann Lila searches high and low for what could be called pharmaceutical plants — and not the brick-and-mortar kind that make medicines. She seeks the leafy kind, full of chemical compounds that can stave off human disease, promote endurance and strength, improve metabolism and erase signs of aging. 

Jul 31, 2010

Economists find that tax could cut consumption of sugared drinks

Americans would buy fewer sugared drinks if a tax drove up the price, says N.C. State’s Dr. Michael Wohlgenant. 

Jul 31, 2010

Biologist sheds light on geography of human diseases

A recent study examining the geography of human disease, led by N.C. State University's Dr. Rob Dunn alongside an international team of biologists and social scientists, shows that one can predict the number of kinds of pathogens in a region just by knowing its climate or the number of birds and mammals found there. 

Jul 31, 2010

Altered virus could become vaccine

What Dr. Dennis Brown and Dr. Raquel Hernandez, a husband-and-wife research team in the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry, are learning about a virus called Sindbis could lead to vaccines for a range of diseases. 

Jul 15, 2010

Microbiologist traces contaminants in soil, water and food

What’s causing health-harming pollution isn’t always readily apparent. Finding a fecal contaminant in a river, for example, doesn’t tell you if you have a problem with your city wastewater treatment… 

Jul 14, 2010

Dr. Nancy Creamer named distinguished professor

Dr. Nancy Creamer, N. C. State University horticulture professor and director of the Center for Environmental Farming Systems, will occupy one of two endowed chairs made possible with a $3.15 million endowment established last year by the W.K. Kellogg Foundation. 

Jul 14, 2010

Getting enough calcium in early life could be key for optimal lifelong bone health

New research from N.C. State suggests that not getting enough calcium in the earliest days of life could have a more profound, lifelong impact on bone health and perhaps even obesity. 

Jul 14, 2010

New pink hydrangea is Invincibelle®

A new variety of hydrangea, developed by N.C. State University horticulturist Dr. Tom Ranney, will have gardeners thinking pink this year. Hydrangea arborescens ‘NCHA1’ Invincibelle® Spirit PPAF is a hybrid of the typically white-flowered Hydrangea arborescens mountain hydrangea – or white-flowering ‘Annabelle’ -- but with a significant difference: It has bright pink flowers.