Alexandra and Sherry Grossi

Assistive Technology: Designing for Users’ Needs

October 31, 2018 | Staff

Alexandra Grossi [MGD ’17], who is profoundly deaf and relies on a cochlear implant for communication, used assistive technology and research to develop a thoughtful and user-centric masters thesis....

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Ants for Antibiotics?: Omar Halawani’s Research Featured At Hunt Library Event

October 29, 2018 | Staff

How do ant colonies defend themselves from harmful bacteria? NC State master’s student Omar Halawani is looking for answers. Learn more at Nov. 15’s Never Home Alone event at the Hunt Library on Centennial Campus....

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NC State Plays Role in Development of New Sport Impact Tool

October 26, 2018 | Staff

NC State contributes research on physical activity to Healthy Sport Index....

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A Calculated Risk: Researchers Calculate Priority Index for Leptospirosis Risk in Brazil

October 25, 2018 | Staff

Leptospirosis is a tropical, bacterial disease prevalent in South America. Last year an estimated one million illnesses and 58,900 deaths were caused by the disease worldwide…...

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Local Hormone Production is Root of Issue for Plant Development

October 25, 2018 | Staff

Study shows local production of a key hormone is required for plant health....

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October 2018 Research Roundup

October 24, 2018 | Staff

A look at some of the newest published studies coming out of the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine....

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Salmonella Loves Hydrogen Peroxide – And Helps Your Body Make More of it

October 23, 2018 | Staff

Salmonella is super effective in making us sick because it turns the body’s defense mechanism to its advantage. New research describes just how Salmonella does what it does....

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Grants Awarded to GI Research Projects at the CVM

October 22, 2018 | Staff

Three NC State College of Veterinary Medicine researchers were awarded grants for digestive disease pilot studies at this month’s Center for Gastrointestinal Biology and Disease Research Day....

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Taking Their Vitamins: Researchers Find Bacterioplankton Rely on Environmental Vitamin B1 Rather Than Making Their Own

October 17, 2018 | Staff

Researchers find that more bacterioplankton utilize vitamin B1 or B1 precursors from their environment than synthesize their own....

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On the Defensive

October 17, 2018 | Staff

Study reveals that during infections, a viral RNA element changes its structure to block a plant cell’s defenses and produces a shorter, noncoding RNA. Previous research had found a similar mechanism at play during human infections....

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Not All Analyses Are Equal: Physicists Create Guidelines for Non-Equilibrium Measurements of Many-Body Systems

October 16, 2018 | Staff

When it comes to non-equilibrium physics, not all assumptions are created equal....

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Researchers Create New E-Textiles with Fiber-Level Sensors

October 12, 2018 | Staff

Electronic textile research could lead to multifunctional smart garments....

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Detecting Gluons Inside Pions: Five Questions with NC State Physicists Patrick Barry and Chueng Ji

October 11, 2018 | Staff

Researchers from NC State University have determined the probability of finding a gluon inside the pion. The Abstract talks with them about what this finding means for our understanding of how the universe works....

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Technology Helps Transform NC State Agricultural Tests

October 10, 2018 | Staff

NC State is making fast technological strides when it comes to gathering and reporting data from North Carolina’s Official Variety Program. ...

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IEI First in Future: Sharon Paynter, East Carolina University

October 9, 2018 | Staff

First in Future: Where Emerging Ideas Take Flight is a weekly program from the Institute for Emerging Issues (IEI) at NC State University that connects you with people…...

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For Wineries, Competition Boosts Profits From Sustainability

October 8, 2018 | Staff

An international study finds that the more sustainability practices a winery has in place, the better its financial performance – and the effect is enhanced when a winery perceives significant pressure from competitors....

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Approach Paves Way For New Generation of Antimicrobial Materials

October 8, 2018 | Staff

Researchers have successfully developed materials with the ability to render bacteria and viruses inactive using only ambient oxygen and visible-wavelength light. The new approach opens the door to a range of new products aimed at reducing the transmission of drug-resistant pathogens....

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Assessing How Florence Affected the Very Ground We Stand On

October 8, 2018 | Staff

After Florence, experts moved in to assess the damage. NC State’s Brina Montoya was one of them....

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NC State Education Graduate Student Earns Obenauf Award for Research

October 4, 2018 | Staff

Kayla Norville ’14 MED, a doctoral student in the NC State College of Education’s learning and teaching STEM program, received the Dr. Patricia A. Obenauf Graduate Student Research Presentation Award for her work in studying the influence in-service teachers have on pre-service science teachers....

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Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Now Accepting Pre-Proposals

October 3, 2018 | Staff

Now is the time for faculty to submit pre-proposals for Chancellor’s Innovation Fund awards, which support short-term commercially focused research projects....

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