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Jan 11, 2022

NC State Researcher Develops Soft Material to Preserve Biological Medicines

NC State researchers developed a soft material that can help biological medicines treat infections without the risk of antimicrobial resistance. 

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Jan 3, 2022

Study Finds Reduced Microbial Diversity in Guts of Wild Bears That Eat Human Food

Eating human food appears to reduce microbial diversity in the guts of wild bears. 

Dec 15, 2021

Sweat-Powered Wearable Sensors Land NC State Researcher on Newsweek’s Inaugural “Greatest Disruptors” List

Amay J. Bandodkar, whose work focuses on self-powered wearable sensors for health monitoring, was named to Newsweek’s inaugural “America’s 50 Greatest Disruptors” list. Bandodkar is an assistant professor of electrical and computer engineering at North Carolina State University with an affiliation to the ASSIST Center and the department of Biomedical Engineering. Newsweek’s list identifies visionaries… 

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Dec 13, 2021

Technique Speeds Up Thermal Actuation for Soft Robotics

A new design for thermal actuators allows rapid movement in soft robotic devices. 

Dec 3, 2021

How ITRE Has Helped Traffic Engineers Build Better Diverging Diamond Interchanges

Five civil engineering experts from NC State University’s Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) contributed to the latest official guidance on designing diverging diamonds. 

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Oct 29, 2021

‘A Kaleidoscope of Colors’: NC State Breeder Creates Winning Flame Thrower™ Redbud

A NC State Breeder wins Plant of the Year for vibrant redbud at a prestigious international flower show. 

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Oct 28, 2021

Reopen and regenerate: Exosome-coated stent heals vascular injury, repairs damaged tissue

Researchers from NC State have developed an exosome-coated stent with a “smart-release” trigger that could both prevent reopened blood vessels from narrowing and deliver regenerative stem cell-derived therapy to blood-starved, or ischemic, tissue. 

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Oct 25, 2021

New Synthesis Process Paves Way for More Efficient Lasers, LEDs

A new process uses existing techniques to make more efficient LEDs and lasers. 

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Oct 13, 2021

North Carolina State University Industry Expansion Solutions Receives $5 Million Dollar Grant from the Department of Defense

On August 13, 2021, the Department of Defense’s Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation (OLDCC), following a competitive selection process, announced that the state of North Carolina was selected to receive the designation as one of five “Defense Manufacturing Communities” in the nation during FY2020. 

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Oct 5, 2021

NC State to Lead Global Research Effort to Develop Sustainable Fibers

The Sustainable and Alternative Fibers Initiative (SAFI) aims to study, develop and promote the utilization of alternative fibers for packaging, hygiene, textiles and other products.