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How Social Media Platforms Can Contribute to Dehumanizing Other People

A recent analysis of discourse on Facebook highlights how social media can be used to dehumanize entire groups of people.
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Early High School Start Times Adversely Affect Attendance

A new study finds that earlier high school start times can have significant adverse consequences for students, including increased rates of tardiness and absenteeism.
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New Macrolactone Database Could Aid Drug Discovery, Research

A new, free-to-use database of 14,000 known macrolactones fills a knowledge gap concerning these molecules and could serve as a useful tool for future drug discovery.
21-Apr-2020 2:55 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Create New Tools for Disaster Response Volunteers

In the wake of a disaster, many people want to help. Researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of Alabama have developed tools to help emergency response and relief managers coordinate volunteer efforts in order to do the...
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Off-the-Shelf Artificial Cardiac Patch Repairs Heart Attack Damage in Rats, Pigs

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an “off-the-shelf” artificial cardiac patch that can deliver cardiac cell-derived healing factors directly to the site of heart attack injury.
9-Apr-2020 11:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Fake News’ Increases Consumer Demands for Corporate Action

New research finds that “fake news” inspires consumers to demand corrective action from companies – even if the company is a victim of the fake news story. The study also supports the idea that most people feel they are better at detecting...
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Common Protein in Skin Can ‘Turn On’ Allergic Itch

A commonly expressed protein in skin – periostin – can directly activate itch-associated neurons in the skin. Blocking periostin receptors on these neurons reduced the itch response in a mouse model of atopic dermatitis, or eczema.
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A Faster Way To Replace Inaccurate Information On Social Networks

Researchers have demonstrated a new model of how competing pieces of information spread in online social networks and the Internet of Things. The findings may be used to disseminate accurate information more quickly, displacing false information on...
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Clean Air Regulation, Automobile Emissions Expert Can Discuss Volkswagen Scandal, Emissions Testing

24-Sep-2015 8:05 AM EDT

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

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Expert Can Answer Food-Safety Questions for the Holidays

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Researcher Explains How Santa Delivers Presents in One Night

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

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