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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...
fruits and veggies

A Prescription for Fruits and Veggies

Researchers will track changes in patient diet and biometric measures, as well as the impact on farmers—the revenue and risks associated with the program. "Food...
hair dyes

Designing the Next Generation of Hair Dyes

North Carolina State University researchers have created the largest publicly available chemical database of hair dye substances as a resource for developing a new...
Tail Weaponry

Why Don’t Turtles Still Have Tail Spikes? Researchers Explain Why Tail...

We’re all familiar with those awesome armored giants of the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods –Stegosaurus and Ankylosaurus – and their amazing, weaponized tails. But...
stem cells

‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

Although cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients, directing the cells to the site of an injury – and...
Biomanufacturing

Novel System Aims to Improve Biomanufacturing Processes

Researchers at NC State University have developed a novel approach that integrates existing technologies to improve the biomanufacturing processes used to make everything from...
nanocrystal

Researchers Show Thermally Activated Delayed Photoluminescence from Semiconductor Nanocrystals

Researchers from North Carolina State University have found that the transfer of triplet excitons from nanomaterials to molecules also creates a feedback mechanism that...