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Study: Charter Schools Can Lead Families to Buy Homes Nearby

Charter schools are not subject to school district boundaries and accept students regardless of where they live. But a new study finds that families with children enrolled at a charter school are likely to move closer to the school anyway. The...
8-Dec-2014 9:20 AM EST

Nutrition, Safety Key To Consumer Acceptance of Nanotech, Genetic Modification In Foods

New research shows that the majority of consumers will accept the presence of nanotechnology or genetic modification (GM) technology in foods – but only if the technology enhances the nutrition or improves the safety of the food.
2-Dec-2014 8:00 AM EST

Unhappy Hour: Non-Drinkers Devise Strategies to Navigate Booze-Centered Work Events

From holiday parties to happy hours, social events with co-workers often revolve around alcohol, which can put non-drinkers in an awkward position. A new study shows that tensions in these environments lead non-drinkers to develop techniques to fit...
1-Dec-2014 8:15 AM EST

Researchers Study Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal of...
21-Nov-2014 7:00 AM EST

New Tech Aims to Improve Communication Between Dogs and Humans

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NC State researchers have developed a suite of technologies that can be used to enhance communication between dogs and humans, which has applications in everything from search and rescue to service dogs to training our pets.
30-Oct-2014 6:00 AM EDT

Bio-Inspired ‘Nano-Cocoons’ Offer Targeted Drug Delivery Against Cancer Cells

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Biomedical engineering researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs.
13-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Study Offers Insight Into Challenges Facing College Athletes

A new study sheds light on how some collegiate student-athletes deal with uncertainties ranging from excelling in both school and sports to their career prospects outside of athletics, and urges university athletic programs to adopt new efforts to...
1-Oct-2014 8:00 AM EDT

Childhood Mentors Have Positive Impact on Career Success

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New research finds that young people who have had mentors are more likely to find work early in their careers that gives them more responsibility and autonomy – ultimately putting them on a path to more financially and personally rewarding careers.
11-Sep-2014 6:50 AM EDT

Our Experts on Newswise

Experts Offer Insight Into Key Issues in 2014 Midterm Elections, Including Race, Gender, and the Economy

11-Mar-2014 7:00 AM EDT

Expert Offers Insight on History of Labor Day and How Workers Are Faring in Post-Recession Recovery

19-Aug-2013 7:00 AM EDT

Expert Can Answer Food-Safety Questions for the Holidays

13-Nov-2012 8:00 AM EST

Researcher Explains How Santa Delivers Presents in One Night

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Don’t believe in Santa Claus? Magic, you say? In fact, science and technology explain how Santa is able to deliver toys to good girls and boys around the world in one night, according to a North Carolina State University researcher.
6-Dec-2011 7:35 AM EST

Food-Safety Expert Can Offer Tips For Thanksgiving

At Thanksgiving, small mistakes in the kitchen can lead to food-borne illness. Dr. Ben Chapman, food-safety specialist and assistant professor of family and consumer sciences at North Carolina State University, can offer suggestions to ensure your...
9-Nov-2011 7:00 AM EST

Expert Can Discuss Importance Of Labor Day During Recession, Election Year

As American workers are faced with the “Great Recession” of the 21st century, how are they faring this Labor Day? What role might organized labor play, or not play, in the upcoming fall 2010 elections?
30-Aug-2010 8:00 AM EDT

Experts Can Offer Insight On Haiti Disaster

The eyes of the world are now focused on Haiti, and the effects of the recent earthquake disaster on the island nation are still unfolding. North Carolina State University researchers can help explain what happened, what may happen next, and what it...
13-Jan-2010 3:30 PM EST

Thanks, But No Thanks: Avoiding Food Poisoning At Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is when people get together around the dinner table and, unless you want your loved ones getting violently ill, it is a good time to think about food safety. Dr. Ben Chapman, food safety specialist and assistant professor of food...
19-Nov-2009 12:35 PM EST

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