Tag: food

Do People and Pigs Share Salmonella Strains?

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2014 | Tags: , ,

If antimicrobial-resistant Salmonella is showing up in pigs, then are bacon-loving people also at risk?  In his latest research, NC State population health and pathobiology professor Sid Thakur looks at serotypes, or groups, of antibiotic-resistant Salmonella in people and pigs, to try to determine whether these strains are being passed from pork to people. Sid

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Blueberry Power: Eat Your Way to a Better Workout

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 | Tags: , ,

Editor’s Note: This guest post was written by Justin Moore, an extension communications specialist who works at NC State’s Plants for Human Health Institute in Kannapolis, N.C. Drop and give me 20. But don’t forget to eat your blueberries before and after you complete those push-ups. It turns out that that the fruit, already renowned

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Hungry? Print a Pizza

Thursday, August 29th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

You’re just dying for a pizza: gooey cheese, sweet tomato sauce, blistered crust. One problem: You’re millions of miles away from a pizza place, flying in some sort of spaceship toward Mars. Domino’s definitely doesn’t deliver up here, pal, so how do you satisfy your pizza craving? Print one out. Working with researchers from the

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New Technique for Assessing Calorie Absorption Sheds Light on Genetic Driver of Obesity

Thursday, July 18th, 2013 | Tags: , , , ,

Researchers from Harvard, NC State and five other universities have found a specific genetic on-off switch associated with obesity in both mice and humans, raising the long-term possibility of developing new treatments for obesity. As part of the study, NC State researchers had to develop a new technique for assessing calorie absorption in small laboratory

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How Do Bees Make Honey? (It’s Not Just Bee Barf)

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 | Tags: , , ,

Last weekend, my daughter asked me how bees made honey, and I realized that I didn’t know the answer. How do bees make honey? I did some homework, and can now explain it to her – and to you. Different honey bees have different jobs. Some of these bees are “forager” bees, which collect nectar

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