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Oct 24, 2014 | The Abstract

Trick or Treat or Barf: Researchers Use Social Media to Raise Awareness of Norovirus Season

NC State researchers are trying to raise awareness of norovirus safety through a novel (and cute) social media campaign. 

Oct 24, 2014 | Research and Innovation

New Survey of Triangle Entrepreneurs Shows Optimism

NC State has launched a new quarterly survey to measure the outlook of Triangle entrepreneurs – and the initial results show significant optimism for increased revenue, spending and employment well into spring 2015. 

Oct 22, 2014 | Service and Community

NC State Program Addresses Shortage of Mental Health Professionals

North Carolina State University’s Department of Social Work is launching a new workforce program to recruit and train graduate students for careers in mental health and substance abuse treatment. 

Oct 21, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Researchers Take Big-Data Approach to Estimate Range of Electric Vehicles

NC State researchers have developed new software that estimates how much farther electric vehicles can drive before needing to recharge.  

Oct 20, 2014 | Faculty and Staff

DeSimone Elected to All Three Branches of the National Academies

Joseph DeSimone has been elected to the Institute of Medicine, one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine a U. S. scientist can receive. He was previously elected to the National Academy of Engineering and the National Academy of Sciences. 

Oct 13, 2014 | Research and Innovation

Bio-Inspired ‘Nano-Cocoons’ Offer Targeted Drug Delivery Against Cancer Cells

Researchers have developed a drug delivery system consisting of nanoscale “cocoons” made of DNA that target cancer cells and trick the cells into absorbing the cocoon before unleashing anticancer drugs. 

Oct 13, 2014 | The Abstract

The Devil’s in The Details: More Research Needed To Address Synthetic Biology Security Concerns

A new paper examines security risks and policy questions related to the growing field of synthetic biology, highlighting significant gaps in our understanding of the nuts and bolts of lab work in synthetic biology that can contribute to security risks. 

Oct 8, 2014 | The Abstract

Report Outlines Efforts to Boost Diversity in Materials Science and Engineering Community

NC State played a leadership role in crafting a new national report addressing the lack of diversity in materials science and engineering. 

Oct 3, 2014 | The Abstract

Coating Nanotubes with Aluminum Oxide Lowers Risk of Lung Injury

A new study finds that coating multiwalled carbon nanotubes with aluminum oxide reduces the risk of lung scarring, or pulmonary fibrosis, in mice. 

Oct 2, 2014 | Campus Life

Award Will Help NC State Researcher Put Computer Science Theory Into Practice

Blair Sullivan of NC State will receive one of only 14 $1.5 million Moore Investigator Awards for her work on transforming theoretical algorithms into practical tools that could be used in fields ranging from biomedical science to business analytics.