Appalachian’s Drs. David Nieman and Jennifer McBride will pit mixed flavonoid against placebo supplementation to study the effects of each on the immune system, oxidative stress and inflammation of individuals following strenuous exercise.
As the winner of the Staff Shout Out program’s second quarterly drawing, Becky Gosky, coordinator in Appalachian’s Office of Relocation and Dual Career Assistance, won a University Bookstore gift and a YETI brand tumbler.
Drs. Maggie Sugg and Jennifer Runkle, the grant recipients, said they plan to translate the study’s findings into new prevention strategies that would ensure optimal worker performance and protection in such environments.
Appalachian’s Dr. Cole Edwards and his team of researchers are testing rock samples collected from the western U.S. for anoxia — or the absence of oxygen — which may have contributed to the Late Devonian extinction.
The $3,000 grant will help support Appalachian’s Sydney Powell Fund for Infants and Children who are Medically Fragile, which offers financial assistance to families in need who have a child with a serious medical condition.
A study co-authored by Appalachian’s Dr. Brooke Christian and alumna Samantha Steyl examines the role of a protein called ATM that senses damaging reactive oxygen species and responds by triggering the production of antioxidants.
A study co-authored by Appalachian’s Dr. Howard Neufeld examines global ozone pollution trends to provide better insight about spatial and temporal variation that relate to climate change, human health and crops/ecosystems around the world.
The Assessment, Support and Counseling (ASC) Center at Watauga High School served 325 students — 24 percent of the student body — in the 2017-18 academic year. Appalachian professor and child clinical psychologist Kurt D. Michael is the founder of the ASC Center, a partnership between Appalachian State University and regional K-12 public schools to provide counseling and mental health education to students.
The root zone heat distribution system installed by Appalachian’s NEXUS team at Springhouse Farm in Vilas, North Carolina, has reduced the farm’s greenhouse energy consumption by 50 percent from January–May.
Salk-led study clarifies dual role of protein that watches for cellular threats and repairs damage
Salk Insitute for Biological Studies
July 10, 2018
One reason we’re supposed to eat a variety of colorful fruits and vegetables is because they contain nutritious compounds called antioxidants. These molecules counteract the damage to our bodies from harmful products of normal cells called reactive oxygen species (ROS). Now, research led by a Salk Institute professor along with collaborators from Yale, Appalachian State University and other institutions found that a protein called ATM (short for ataxia-telangiectasia mutated) can sense the presence of ROS and responds by sounding the alarm to trigger the production of antioxidants.
C.C. “Chip” Hope III, the new director of Appalachian’s Teaching and Research Farm, said his long-term plans for the farm include a Seeds of Resilience project, monthly homesteading workshops and more.
Dr. Scott Relyea, assistant professor of history at Appalachian, will travel to China in September 2018 to continue his research on early 20th-century Sino-Tibetan relations in the Kham borderland of eastern Tibet.
Researchers in Appalachian’s Department of Sustainable Technology and the Built Environment and the Appalachian Energy Center will study biochar’s ability to increase crop yields at Heritage Homestead Farm in Crumpler.