The Abstract: NC State's research blog

Jul 24, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Looming Progress

The weaving process comes to a halt when yarn runs out on a loom. NC State textiles researchers have applied to patent an innovative solution to reduce that downtime.

Jul 24, 2017  |  The Abstract

NASA Grant Funds Research Into Tracking UAVs

A new, NASA-funded project at NC State aims to develop new tools for navigation and surveillance of manned aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).

Jul 20, 2017  |  The Abstract

Survey: Public Retains Positive Attitudes Toward Service and Support Animals

How do people feel about service, emotional support and therapy animals in public spaces? It can get a bit complicated, according to a new pilot study by NC State’s Regina Schoenfeld.

Jul 19, 2017

Shedding Light on an Emerging Infectious Disease

A new research project answers lingering questions about Bartonella and Bartonellosis…

Jul 19, 2017  |  The Abstract

Notes from Tanzania: Lessons from the Field

Some lessons learned from a student doing research on crop disease in Tanzania.

Jul 17, 2017  |  The Abstract

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania

A student writes about her fieldwork in Tanzania, tackling a crop disease that threatens millions.

Jul 7, 2017

Neutrons Run Enzyme’s Reactivity for Better Biofuel Production

NC State and Oak Ridge National Lab researchers identify a reaction that could lead to improved biofuel production processes and lower costs.

Jul 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.

Jul 5, 2017  |  The Abstract

From Transformers to Autonomous Systems

How a passion for cartoon robots led to a career developing a new generation of autonomous systems.

Jun 21, 2017

Plasmapheresis a Potentially Life-Saving Approach to Veterinary Immunotherapy

A relatively new therapy in veterinary medicine, plasmapheresis can be used to treat immune-mediated diseases. It is used almost exclusively after traditional drug therapy, even with increased dosage, proves ineffective…