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5G Networks

Intelligent Framework Aims To Optimize Data Transfer in 5G Networks

A North Carolina State University researcher has developed technology designed to allow cellular communication nodes in 5G systems to partition bandwidth more efficiently in...
marine megafauna

Drones Offer Ability to Find, ID and Count Marine Megafauna

New research from North Carolina State University demonstrates that consumer-grade drones are effective tools for monitoring marine species across multiple sites in the wild....
Chronic Pain

Can Stimulating the Brain Treat Chronic Pain?

For the first time, researchers at the UNC School of Medicine showed they could target one brain region with a weak alternating current of...
plant hormone

Local Hormone Production is Root of Issue for Plant Development

Plant roots rely on local production of a key hormone that controls many aspects of development and response to environmental changes, according to new...
Leptospirosis

Researchers Calculate Priority Index for Leptospirosis Risk in Brazil

Researchers from NC State and the University of São Paulo want to reduce Leptospirosis in Brazil, where the disease is a major public health concern. So...
Plant Pathogens

Complex Factors Can Drive the Emergence and Evolution of Plant Pathogens

For many of us, bumper crops of zucchinis and cucumbers conjure up the sweltering days of summer, while pumpkins and gourds decorate our holiday...
Nanocars

Rocky Road: Nanocars Roll, Hop and Skid Across Surfaces

Driving a nanocar across a glass surface at room temperature may be more like off-roading in rocky back country than gliding along the highway....
Epigenome

Building New Tools to Study the Epigenome

Researchers know that the epigenome plays a key role in how DNA is expressed, and have linked changes in the epigenome to a wide variety of...
genetics

What is the Epigenome? What is Epigenetics?

Most people know that genetics is the study of genes, and think of genes as a blueprint for living things. But it’s not quite...
unmanned aerial vehicles

Precision Agriculture Taking Flight

Take a walk into the Suggs Laboratory for Precision Agriculture and Machine Systems and it’s hard not to be impressed. Named after Charlie Suggs...
Self-Folding 3-D Structures

New Technique Uses Templates to Guide Self-Folding 3-D Structures

Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique to control self-folding three-dimensional (3-D) structures. Specifically, the researchers use templates to constrain...
Clostridium difficile

Compounds Kill C. diff, Don’t Affect Other Gut Bacteria In Vitro

NC State researchers developed a drug-testing pipeline to help identify compounds that worked against the three stages of Clostridium difficile infection, and found that a compound that...
Chromosome Evolution in Flies

Researchers Gain Insight Into Chromosome Evolution in Flies

NC State University researchers have shed new light on the evolution of fly chromosomes by identifying a gene indispensable for male survival in a...
B1 Building Block

A Better B1 Building Block

Humans aren’t the only earth-bound organisms that need to take their vitamins. Thiamine – commonly known as vitamin B1 – is vital to the...
Prosthetic Hands

New Tech May Make Prosthetic Hands Easier for Patients to Use

Researchers have developed new technology for decoding neuromuscular signals to control powered, prosthetic wrists and hands. The work relies on computer models that closely...
Electromagnetic Field Therapy

Electromagnetic Field Therapy For Dogs With Spinal Injuries

Spinal surgery can involve a painful recovery process – whether you’re a human or a dog. But what if a noninvasive treatment utilizing a...
drug discovery

Finding New Drugs, Faster

The Comparative Medicine Institute (CMI) at NC State is launching a drug discovery initiative to reinvigorate the hunt for powerful new drugs. The initiative, coined “Natural...
cancerous tumors

New Therapeutic Gel Shows Promise Against Cancerous Tumors

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine and NC State have created an injectable gel-like scaffold that can hold combination chemo-immunotherapeutic drugs and deliver...
virtual simulation

Creating a Virtual World-Building Machine for Military Training

The U.S. Army uses virtual simulation environments to train its soldiers in how to respond to a wide variety of situations, but building each...
Cockroaches

How Solitary Cockroaches Gave Rise to Social Termites: Tales from Two...

This is a guest post by Coby Schal, Blanton J. Whitmire Distinguished Professor of Entomology at NC State. He and co-authors published a paper comparing the...