NC State Education Receives $12+ Million in Research Grants Between June-August 2018

August 28, 2018 | Staff

NC State College of Education faculty were awarded $12,443,243 to support nine research projects in June, July and August. In FY 2018, faculty have received $25,820,890 in awards so far....

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Study Finds Sucralose Produces Previously Unidentified Metabolites

August 27, 2018 | Staff

Sucralose, a widely used artificial sweetener, is metabolized in the gut, producing at least two fat-soluble compounds, according to a recent study using rats....

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Mucosal Environment of Older Pigs Helps Newborn Piglets with Intestinal Injury Recover

August 23, 2018 | Staff

Researchers find that the intestinal mucosal environment of juvenile pigs can stimulate repair of intestinal injuries in newborn piglets....

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Plant Protein Complex Plays Larger Role Than Previously Known in Important Growth and Development Process

August 21, 2018 | Staff

Little-studied plant cellular protein complex plays critical and surprising role in plant growth and development process....

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Biosensor Allows Real-Time Oxygen Monitoring for ‘Organs-On-A-Chip’

August 20, 2018 | Staff

A new biosensor allows researchers to track oxygen levels in real time in “organ-on-a-chip” systems....

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Proposal Seeks to Improve Assessment of Drug Risks

August 20, 2018 | Staff

A drug policy researcher is proposing a suite of changes to overhaul the Multi-Criteria Drug Harm Scale, which informs drug policies across Europe....

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In the Wild and the Lab, Female Mosquitoes Get Choosy Quickly to Offset Invasions

August 15, 2018 | Staff

Female mosquitoes show rapid genetic changes when threatened by invading cousin mosquitoes....

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Out of the Lab and Into the World

August 15, 2018 | Staff

From nanomaterials that mimic our own platelets to a promising baby-formula prebiotic and a possible canine cancer vaccine, the recipients of this year’s Chancellor’s Innovation Fund are prepping groundbreaking research for the open market. Meet this year’s awardees and see how their discoveries could change your life....

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New System Allows Rapid Response to Heart Attacks, Limits Cardiac Damage

August 6, 2018 | Staff

A new drug-delivery system allows rapid response to heart attacks without surgical intervention....

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Envisioning Research Winners Capture Insights Into the World Around Us

August 1, 2018 | Staff

The winners of this year’s Envisioning Research contest demonstrate the many ways research offers new perspectives on our world....

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Cheng Receives Grant for Heart Attack Repair Research

July 29, 2018 | Staff

The American Heart Association has awarded a grant to NC State College of Veterinary Medicine’s Ke Cheng for research into repairing damage caused by a heart attack. The $300,000 Transformational Project Award funds a three-year study from Cheng, the CVM’s professor of regenerative medicine, exploring heart failure’s impact of the reparative ability stem cells, information … Continue reading Cheng Receives Grant for Heart Attack Repair Research →...

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Flow Chemistry Technique Offers Faster, Safer Way to Screen, Study and Optimize Industrial Chemical Reactions

July 26, 2018 | Staff

Researchers have developed a flow-based high-throughput screening technology that offers a faster, safer and less expensive means of identifying optimum conditions for performing high-pressure/high-temperature catalytic chemical reactions....

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Intestinal Virus Study Shows Major Changes Associated With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

July 23, 2018 | Staff

Study comparing healthy and diseased mouse intestinal tracts shows some unexpected changes in viral communities....

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Cities as Study Proxies for Climate Change

July 18, 2018 | Staff

Cities can be useful surrogates for studying climate change, according to NC State research....

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New Plant Sciences Research Projects Taking Shape

July 17, 2018 | Staff

College of Agriculture and Life Sciences researchers and their partners near and far ramp up interdisciplinary plant research. Case in point: Researchers from NC State and three Danish universities have been working together to better understand plant-microbe interactions....

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Small Tags, Big Help for Endangered Leatherback Turtles

July 10, 2018 | Staff

Craig Harms was part of a large research team that recently tagged leatherback turtles off the North Carolina coast for the first time…...

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More Than a Hobby: How Volunteers Support Science

July 10, 2018 | Staff

Why count birds, give gardening advice or gaze at stars? Research says citizen science benefits volunteers, the community and science itself....

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Research: Simple Cockroach Control Method Lowers Respiratory Health Risks

July 9, 2018 | Staff

NC State entomologist Coby Schal and a Tulane University epidemiologist work together to understand and lower the risk cockroaches pose to urban children’s health....

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New Microscopy Works at Extreme Heat, Sheds Light on Alloys for Nuclear Reactors

July 9, 2018 | Staff

A new microscopy technique allows researchers to track microstructural changes in real time, even when a material is exposed to extreme heat and stress....

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Taking Flight with Drone Research

July 2, 2018 | Staff

Winner of a 2018 NASA/NC Space Grant Graduate Research Fellowship, incoming Geospatial Analytics Ph.D. student Kellyn Montgomery is launching an innovative study of crop health this summer....

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