Posts Tagged ‘health and well-being’

53rd Annual Meeting of Phytochemists Comes to N.C. State

CALS' Dr. Amy Grunden was a keynote speaker

Dr. Deyu Xie of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences organized the 2014 event and also served as chair of two of the symposia during the five-day conference.

College Profile: Amy McLean

Dr. Amy McLean, an expert in the behavior of donkeys and mules, travelled to Mexico in October to assist the Equitarian Initiative.

CALS equine specialist Dr. Amy McLean plays a key role in an international initiative to improve the health, welfare and productivity of working equids.

TTFC funds expansion of AgriSafe and Certified Safe Farm programs

CALS Dean Richard Linton (left) and Dr. Joe Zublena accept the contribution from TTFC's William Upchurch (right).

Through a recent grant to the N.C. Agricultural Foundation Inc., the N.C. Tobacco Trust Fund Commission (TTFC) is providing funds to expand and continue the work of the AgriSafe and Certified Safe Farm programs in North Carolina.

Strategy to inhibit ovarian cancer in hens could benefit human health

"Effective chemoprevention and risk reduction are the first defenses" against lethal ovarian cancer, says Elizabeth Harris, whose genetic research is designed to reduce ovarian cancer in hens and yield important implications for cancer prevention in humans.

Elizabeth Harris, a physiology student, has developed a strategy that could inhibit the start and progression of ovarian cancer in hens and have important implications for preventing cancer in people.

PHHI researchers enhance combat rations with fruits, vegetables

Picture of Mary Ann Lila

North Carolina State University is working with the U.S. Army to create functional food ingredients from fruits and vegetables that will be used to develop healthier, more portable combat rations for soldiers.

Faculty members attend Let’s Move event at White House

Sarah and Annie

Dr. Sarah Bowen and Dr. Annie Hardison-Moody of N.C. State University, partners in a project to identify the root causes of youth obesity, recently attended a Let’s Move Faith and Communities event at the White House to hear First Lady Michelle Obama speak.

Dr. Randy Rose Memorial Garden dedicated

Shown is one of the four garden benches dedicated to the memory of Dr. Randy Rose and added to the Toxicology Building Plaza, along with landscape plants and crepe myrtle trees.

The garden is part of the scenic plaza in front of the Toxicology Building, home of the department where Rose, an internationally renowned toxicologist, taught and conducted research beneficial to human health.

Foundations for Intervention

Dr. Sophia Kathariou and colleagues

Each year, foodborne microbes make millions sick, lead to hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and kill more than 3,000 people in the United States alone. In her Schaub Hall laboratory, N.C. State University’s Dr. Sophia Kathariou works to reduce that toll by unraveling the molecular mysteries of two particularly problematic pathogens.

Environmental health

Dr. Heather Patisaul

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences Environmental Experts Robert Anholt William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor Biology and Genetics 919-515-2273 robert_anholt@ncsu.edu Studies oxidative stress and neurogenetic networks in an insect model as a way to understand genetic and environmental factors related to the risk of developing Parkinson’s disease James Bonner Associate Professor Environmental and Molecular Toxicology […]

Protecting poultry from Salmonella

Drs. Hosni Hassan and Dr. Matt Koci

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers are working to develop a vaccine that would protect poultry – and by extension people who eat chickens and eggs – from Salmonella.

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