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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. 

May 7, 2014

A Research Treasure Trove

A decades-old resource -- the Eastman Chemical Company's Max A. Weaver Dye Library -- could unlock research breakthroughs in sustainable energy, cancer treatment, forensics and more. And it now lives at NC State. 

May 18, 2011

Lack of Important ‘Gatekeeper’ Protein Linked to Skin Cancer

New research from North Carolina State University shows that a “gatekeeper” protein plays an important role in skin-cancer prevention in humans and lab mice. The protein, C/EBP alpha, is normally abundantly expressed to help protect […] 

Jan 13, 2011

In the Spotlight

Less than a year ago, Adrienne Core ('10) was student teaching, putting the final touches on an undergraduate degree in secondary math education. On Saturday, she took center stage at the internationally broadcast Miss America pageant, competing for more than $200,000 in scholarship money while helping to raise awareness for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. 

Aug 5, 2010

In Living Color

The gene that gives the crystal jellyfish its blue glow has illuminated cancer researcher Jonathan Horowitz’s work and inspired a rainbow of tools for biomedical research. 

Aug 13, 2009

Jimmy V’s Legacy Continues Cancer Fight

It may not look like it, but NC State graduate student Ashley Tucker is advancing cancer research as she drops worms into containers with varying concentrations of five experimental compounds. If Dr. John Cavanagh and Nick Valvano are correct, her work also could be crucial to creating a new generation of cancer researchers.