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Mar 31, 2011

Glad to the Bone

A Siberian husky with a missing foot will get his first chance to run in the snow thanks to a custom-made prosthetic from NC State. Dr. Denis Marcellin-Little, professor of orthopedic surgery, and a team of NC State engineers and surgeons are providing him a custom-made, osseointegrated implant that will replace a faulty wrist joint and front paw. 

Mar 31, 2011

Nanoparticle Quilt

This image is a colorized transmission electron microscope (TEM) micrograph, and shows the orientation of iron platinum (FePt) nanoparticles in a thin film. The image was created as part of a research effort published in […] 

Mar 31, 2011

Glad to the Bone

A Siberian husky with a missing foot will get his first chance to run in the snow thanks to a custom-made prosthetic from NC State. Find out how a veterinary and engineering team will restore Zeus' mobility.  

Mar 31, 2011

The Examined Life

Nutrition Professor Sarah Ash, NC State's winner of a Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching, drives her students to get personally involved with issues such as hunger. 

Mar 31, 2011

Nominations Sought for Veterinary Dean

A nomination committee is seeking qualified candidates for dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine. The group will begin meeting in April as part of a national search. 

Mar 31, 2011

Student Government Year in Review: 2010-11

Kelly Hook, Student Body President of Session 90 reflects on her tenure. 

Mar 31, 2011

New Tool Makes Programs More Efficient Without Sacrificing Safety Functions

Computer programs are incorporating more and more safety features to protect users, but those features can also slow the programs down by 1,000 percent or more. Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a […] 

Mar 30, 2011

Can You Throw Biological Weapons In The Garbage?

When you envision an attack with biological weapons, you probably don’t think about what happens to the trash. But seriously, when the attack is over, and the buildings have been scrubbed down, the drywall ripped […] 

Mar 30, 2011

Taylor to Serve on Philanthropy Commission

John Taylor, associate vice chancellor for Advancement Services, will serve on the Commission on Philanthropy for one of the world’s largest nonprofit educational associations. 

Mar 30, 2011

‘Spincasting’ Holds Promise For Creation Of Nanoparticle Thin Films

Researchers from North Carolina State University have investigated the viability of a technique called “spincasting” for creating thin films of nanoparticles on an underlying substrate – an important step in the creation of materials with […]