Posts Tagged ‘health and well-being’

People, pigs and infant formula

Picture of Dr. Dr. Lin Xi, research assistant professor in animal science; Brynn Seabolt, research associate; and Dr. JackOlde.

People, pigs and infant formula would seem a strange combination, but a study involving baby pigs reveals much about what makes a nutritious (human) infant formula.

Garden classroom offers ‘endless possibilities’ in Caswell County

Brandi Boaz (right) and Spencer the Sweet Potato lead a class in the gazebo, part of the outdoor classroom gardens at Stoney Creek Elementary.

A new outdoor classroom on the grounds of Caswell County’s Stoney Creek Elementary School promises to be a healthy learning environment in more ways than one. The facility was built at the school through a project led by Brandi Boaz, assistant 4-H Extension agent.

Healthy Connections

Amanda Draut

CALS graduate student Amanda Draut and fellow Kannapolis Scholars host conference to improve communication about childhood obesity.

Bringing science to life

CALS life science researchers are rapidly advancing our understanding of plants, animals, people and the world they live in.

It’s an exciting time in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, a time when researchers are rapidly advancing our understanding of plants, animals, people and the world they live in – and a time when this knowledge is generating innovative solutions to some of the greatest challenges that face our state, nation and world.

Student conducts research to address issues of HIV in South Africa

Sindhu Ravishankar

When Sindhu Ravishankar first came to N.C. State University four years ago to major in biology and international studies, she thought she might like to become a doctor. But by the time she met a boy in South Africa, a different future – one spent addressing community health through anthropology research – was unfolding.

Taking a bite out of mosquito-borne viruses

Hernandez and Brown

The mosquito-borne virus that causes an estimated 300 million dengue fever infections each year is considered one of the world’s biggest health threats. But thanks to a discovery by CALS biochemists, a promising vaccine is in the pipeline.

Food safety leader joins N.C. State faculty

Picture of Dr. Barbara Kowalcyk

The chief executive officer of the Center for Foodborne Illness Research and Prevention has joined the North Carolina State University faculty.

Institute gets Grand Challenges Explorations grant

Dr. Mary Ann Lila

The Plants for Human Health Institute will receive funding through the Grand Challenges Explorations program designed to enable researchers to test unorthodox ideas that address persistent health and development challenges.

Fly aggression involves complicated gene networks

Trudy Mackay and Robert Anholt

Fruit fly aggression is correlated with smaller brain parts, involves complex interactions between networks of important genes, and often cannot be controlled with mood-altering drugs like lithium. Those are the results of a painstaking study conducted by researchers at N.C. State University and colleagues in Belgium.

Sequencing the blueberry genome


Dr. Allan Brown, a researcher with N.C. State’s Plants for Human Health Institute at the N.C. Research Campus, is leading a team that is sequencing the blueberry genome. A major step toward understanding the genetic information of the blueberry, the research is expected to yield new discoveries in both medical and agricultural research.

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