Archive for the ‘Making a Difference’ Category

Plants for Health Experts

Plants can serve as a source not only of nutrients but also of compounds that protect and enhance human health. These so-called secondary compounds — phytochemicals that aren’t directly involved in a plant’s normal growth, development or reproduction — help the plants protect and defend themselves and attract pollinators. When eaten, they can yield health […]

Hunger, Obesity and Nutrition Education Experts

North Carolina Cooperative Extension is the go-to source for educational programs helping people make good choices about nutrition and physical activity. Our extension educators reach all ages, from preschoolers to seniors, in all 100 North Carolina counties. Their local foods initiatives help connect consumers who need fruits, vegetables and other foods with local farmers who […]

Food Safety Experts

An estimated 76 million cases of foodborne disease occur each year in the United States, and while most are mild, 325,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths occur. At N.C. State, our researchers and extension educators work from farm to fork to reduce risk. Our programs reach the public, food servers, food preparers, food processors and farmers. […]

Food and Nutrition Research Experts

CALS is North Carolina’s leading provider of knowledge, education and technology related to food and nutrition. Our scientists breed crops for greater nutrition and create healthier food products such as sweet acidophilus milk and lower-fat cheeses. They also lead the way when it comes to research giving us a better understanding of human nutritional needs […]

Health and the Environment Experts

A sound environment is essential for human health. In the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, most faculty members are, in some way, working to make the world a cleaner, healthier place. Here, we list just those faculty members who study human diseases related to the environment and those directly working to keep known human […]

Economic and Statistical Analysis Experts

Economists and statisticians deepen our understanding of some of the most important human health problems. At N.C. State, they build better disease models, find better ways to run clinical trials for cancer treatments and help us understand economic aspects of important public health issues. Read related articles: Economists find that tax could cut consumption of […]

Disease Prevention and Treatment Experts

When it comes to battling diseases that have vexed mankind for millennia, you won’t find any more committed scientists than the biochemists, biologists, microbiologists, geneticists, toxicologists and others in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences who are working together across disciplines and with partners in other agencies and universities on a range of human […]

Health and Well-Being

Whether by digging deep into the basic life sciences to discover what makes certain people susceptible to a given disease, by teaching parents how to make the most nutritious food choices, or by helping prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals, N.C. State University’s College of Agriculture and Life Sciences improves human health and well-being in North […]

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