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Mar 16, 2022

PowerAmerica Receives $5M NIST Grant to Help Native American Communities Better Prepare for Future Pandemics and Emergencies

NC State University’s PowerAmerica Institute will work closely with Navajo Technical University, Sandia National Lab and Native colleges to help these communities better prepare for future disasters and emergencies, such as the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Simulation image showing self-assembly of two MNPs under a magnetic field.

Mar 11, 2022

New Tool Allows Unprecedented Modeling of Magnetic Nanoparticles

The advance paves for developing magnetic nanoparticles for applications such as drug delivery and sensor technologies. 

Praveen Kolar and an unidentified student in the WASTE lab.

Mar 10, 2022

The WASTE Lab: Adding Value to Agricultural Waste

Praveen Kolar and student researchers in the WASTE Lab are rethinking ways to use leftover materials and valorize them. 

Mar 2, 2022

NC State University Awarded BioMADE Funding to Advance U.S. Bioindustrial Manufacturing by Educating Future Workers

With a new BioMADE-funded project— led by professor Gary Gilleskie — NC State will help train the workforce needed to advance bioindustrial manufacturing in the U.S. 

medical illustration of liver

Feb 7, 2022

In Mice, Mothers with Metabolic Syndrome Can ‘Turn On’ Offspring’s Liver Disease

An imprinted gene associated with development of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is switched on in mice who nurse from mothers with metabolic syndrome, even when those mice are not biologically related. 

miami blue butterfly at rest on a plant

Feb 7, 2022

Shifting Rainfall Patterns Will Affect Whether An Imperiled Butterfly Survives Climate Change

The study highlights how changes in precipitation could affect the survival of some species. 

Baugh seen from the side, working at his lab bench.

Feb 1, 2022

Soft Materials Are an Interdisciplinary Game-Changer

At NC State, transformative research into soft material occurs in numerous colleges and departments. 

Researchers could help make carbon fiber more efficiently.

Jan 28, 2022

Researchers Find New Way to Kick-Start Process of Making of Carbon Fiber

NC State researchers found a way to improve the energy efficiency of part of the process for making carbon fiber. 

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. 

cartoon shows bear with a fish in its mouth thinking about donuts

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.