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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 | Research and Innovation

NC State Researchers Advance Genome Editing Technique

NC State researchers advance gene cut-and-replace technique. 

Oct 20, 2014 | Campus Life

Red-Collar Research

Thanks to the real-world ingenuity of NC State textile and engineering students, there’s a passel of elephants in South Africa who’ll find it impossible to forget which villages they’re supposed to avoid. 

Oct 17, 2014 | Faculty and Staff

Narayan Earns N.C.’s Top Science Award

Jay Narayan is recognized by the state of North Carolina for his groundbreaking work in materials science. Find out how his research is leading to the development of high-efficiency LEDs that will save energy, reduce greenhouse emissions and contribute to the nation’s energy independence. 

Oct 14, 2014 | Campus Life

A Home For History

For more than 150 years, millions of Lebanese have emigrated and created successful diaspora communities across the world. Yet there has never been a center outside of Lebanon devoted to learning their stories. An $8.1 million gift from Dr. Moise A. Khayrallah and his wife, Vera Khayrallah, will change that. 

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.