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Carbohydrate found in pistachio nuts and other foods impairs athletic performance

NCRC KANNAPOLIS—A recent study by David Nieman, DrPH, director of the Appalachian State University Human Performance Laboratory at the N.C. Research Campus (NCRC) in Kannapolis, found that a special type of carbohydrate, raffinose, found in pistachio nuts and other foods reduced athletic performance when consumed prior to intense exercise.

Treating muscle tension dysphonia can be as simple as blowing bubbles, professor says

BOONE—Simple exercises like gargling or blowing bubbles in a cup of water are used by some speech pathologists to treat a serious voice disorder called muscle tension dysphonia (MTD).

Assistant art professor awarded grant for research on post-digital art

BOONE—Assistant Professor of Art Tricia Treacy recently received a 2014 Craft Research Fund project grant for $10,000 to research hand-produced art in an age of digital technology. She is collaborating with Ashley John Pigford, an associate professor of visual communications at the University of Delaware.

Sustainability research forum held Oct. 22

BOONE—The first Sustainability Research Forum will be held Oct. 22 at Appalachian State University to highlight the sustainability-focused scholarly activities and creative endeavors of Appalachian’s distinguished faculty.

A book of historical Appalachian photos released this week

BOONE—A new book documents a visual history of Appalachian State University with 200 historical images covering 115 years of the school’s evolution.

Solar energy products and developments discussed Sept. 17

BOONE—New solar energy products and developments will be discussed Sept. 17 at 7 p.m. at Appalachian State University. The free presentation in Room 17 in Harper Hall is the first in a biweekly series on renewable energy organized and hosted by the Sustainable Energy Society and appropriate technology program at Appalachian.

Appalachian awarded more than $2.5 million from NSF for 12-state biodiversity database project

BOONE—Professor Zack E. Murrell is leading a multi-state, $2.545 million project to create a digitized database of more than 3 million plant specimens from across the Southeast.

Johann receives National Science Foundation grant for computer science research

BOONE—A National Science Foundation grant totaling $377,083 has been awarded to Professor Patricia Johann in Appalachian State University’s Department of Computer Science.

Assistant professor combines passions for public service and research

BOONE—A stint in the Peace Corps combined with an interest in plant biology helped solidify the research interests of Dr. Matt Estep, an assistant professor in Appalachian State University’s Department of Biology.