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Stress-Free Recovery is Better Recovery

New Research Shows Stress Management Could Boost Cardiac Rehabilitation
May 16, 2016

Surviving a heart attack or heart procedure is not the end of the story.

After the damage a heart can endure through the course of heart disease, it needs to heal, and after a heart event or heart surgery, many medical centers recommend a supervised heart rehabilitation program to help in the healing process.

Modified Medical Maggots

Modified Medical Maggots
May 13, 2016

And now for things that make you go “Blugh!”

Maggots inspire a gut-churning reaction. Seeing them out in nature causes us to wrinkle our noses, and bad slasher flicks use them as a visual cue for fear and disgust.

But for some people with wounds that just will not heal on their own, maggots genetically modified by NC State University entomologist Max Scott could hold the key to the healing they need.

Hundreds of Tiny Roommates

Study Surveys the Insects in Raleigh-Area Homes
May 11, 2016

Sorry, North Carolina, you are not alone in your homes.  

That, perhaps, should not come as a surprise. Hardly a week goes by where we don’t find a bug or spider hiding in a dark corner of our kitchen or bedroom, but many people probably don’t wonder how many others there might be—while many others don’t want to know.

How the Message Gets Lost

Duke Studies Show Why We Might Not Listen to Messages About Climate Change
 May 10, 2016 


Frequently on this site and on TV via North Carolina Science NOW and SciTech Now North Carolina, we do stories on climate, how it is changing and what those changes could mean for the planet we live on, the life we share it with and our own civilization.

Planet 9 from Outer Space!

Planet 9 from Outer Space!
May 9, 2016

From the man who killed Pluto comes another tale of darkness, mystery and heretofore-uncharted territory in the outer reaches of our solar system...

...It’s "Planet 9 From Outer Space!" Maybe...

California Institute of Technology planetary scientist Mike Brown, who led the charge to strip Pluto of its identity as a planet, now aims to name a new planet the ninth in our solar system.

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