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gaming

Gaming to Inspire Future Generations of Health Scientists

If the United States wants to remain a leader in health sciences, it needs to interest young people from diverse backgrounds in the field....
artificial intelligence

Making AI ‘Intentional’: a Case Study and New Programming Framework

Computer science researchers have developed an artificial intelligence (AI) game-playing program that exhibits social reasoning and “intentionality” – meaning it can infer how other...
Nickel Nanoparticles

Researchers Inadvertently Boost Surface Area of Nickel Nanoparticles for Catalysis

Researchers from North Carolina State University and the Air Force Research Laboratory have discovered that a technique designed to coat nickel nanoparticles with silica...
Drosophila Embryos

Researchers Find Diffusion Plays Unusual Signaling Role in Drosophila Embryos

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that diffusion plays an unexpected role in cell differentiation during the early stages of development in...
melanoma

Researchers Use a Skin Patch, Infrared Light, and Melanin to Battle...

Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model....
melanoma

Cancer Immunotherapy Uses Melanin Against Melanoma

Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model....
Prosthesis

Study Shows Need for Adaptive Powered Knee Prosthesis to Assist Amputees

New North Carolina State University research into wearable robotics shows how amputees wearing these devices adapted when presented with a real-world challenge: carrying a...
brain damage

Why Do Some Head Knocks Cause more Damage than Others?

Veteran sailors know that rogue waves can rise suddenly in mid-ocean to capsize even the largest vessels. Now it appears that a similar phenomenon...
BPA exposure

Prenatal Exposure to BPA at ‘Safe’ Levels Can Affect Gene Expression...

New research from North Carolina State University reveals that prenatal exposure to bisphenol A (BPA) at levels below those currently considered safe for humans...
Diabetes

Smart Artificial Beta Cells Could Lead to New Diabetes Treatment

Treating type 1 diabetes and some cases of type 2 diabetes has long required painful and frequent insulin injections or a mechanical insulin pump...
liquid metalvideo

Voltage-driven Liquid Metal Fractals

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that gallium indium (EGaIn), a liquid metal with one of the highest surface tensions, can be...
Cardiac Stem Cells

Stuck on You: Nanogel Capsule Helps Cardiac Stem Cells

Cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for damaged hearts. However, researchers are still working on two major issues with the therapy –...
cement

Technique Offers Advance in Testing Micro-Scale Compressive Strength of Cement

Researchers from North Carolina State University have, for the first time, used a “micropillar compression” technique to characterize the micro-scale strength of cement, allowing...
software code

Study Finds Auto-Fix Tool Gets More Programmers to Upgrade Code

Failure to make necessary upgrades to software code can have dire consequences, such as the major data breach at Equifax. A recent study finds...
microparticles

Study Shows How Rough Microparticles Can Cause Big Problems

New research from North Carolina State University, MIT and the University of Michigan finds that the surface texture of microparticles in a liquid suspension...
sensitivity

Sensitivity to Time Improves Performance at Remotely Controlling Devices

A new study from North Carolina State University finds that people who are more sensitive to the passage of time are better at accounting...
antibiotic resistance

Pass It On: Bacteria Can Spread Antibiotic Resistance Through Soil

When most people think about bacterial antibiotic resistance, they think about it occurring in bacteria found in people or animals. But the environment surrounding...
biosensor

Designer Biosensor Can Detect Antibiotic Production by Microbes

Researchers from North Carolina State University have engineered designer biosensors that can detect antibiotic molecules of interest. The biosensors are a first step toward...
itching sensations

Neuroscientists Find ‘Gatekeeper’ in Itching Sensations Plays No Role in Pain...

A study from North Carolina State University researchers shows that a neurotransmitter involved in relaying itching sensations from the skin to the spinal cord...
Cardiac myocyte

Signal Flare – How Heart Muscle Cells Protect Themselves from Viral...

The human heart is particularly vulnerable to viruses. That’s because cardiac myocytes, the heart muscle cells that give your heart its ability to “beat,”...