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Tag: biomedical engineering

Aug 28, 2015

Researchers Use DNA ‘Clews’ to Shuttle CRISPR-Cas9 Gene-Editing Tool into Cells

Researchers have for the first time created and used a nanoscale vehicle made of DNA to deliver a CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool into cells. 

Aug 18, 2015

Biomedical Engineer Zhen Gu Named to Tech Review’s Top Innovators Under 35

Zhen Gu, an assistant professor in NC State and UNC-Chapel Hill’s joint biomedical engineering program, has been named one of MIT Technology Review’s “Innovators Under 35” for his work on developing novel drug-delivery systems for treating cancer and diabetes. 

Jun 23, 2015

Smart Insulin Patch Could Replace Painful Injections for Diabetes

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention from researchers at NC State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who have created the first “smart insulin patch.” 

Feb 11, 2015

NC State Researchers Land UNC System Research Grants

NC State is a key partner in five of six grants awarded as part of a new, statewide initiative designed to advance strategically-important collaborative research projects in North Carolina. 

Jan 14, 2015

Gu Joins A-List Team Tapped to Stop Diabetes

The American Diabetes Association is funding some of America's top researchers, including NC State's Zhen Gu, to accelerate the development of new and innovative treatments for diabetes. 

Jan 6, 2015

‘Flying Carpet’ Technique Uses Graphene to Deliver One-Two Punch of Anticancer Drugs

Researchers develop nanoscale “flying carpets” to deliver anticancer drugs directly to targeted parts of cancer cells. 

Nov 21, 2014

Researchers Study Impact of Power Prosthetic Failures on Amputees

Powered lower limb prosthetics hold promise for improving the mobility of amputees, but errors in the technology may also cause some users to stumble or fall. New research examines exactly what happens when these technologies fail, with the goal of developing a new generation of more robust powered prostheses. 

Nov 10, 2014

Cancer-Killing Nanodaisies

NC State research has yielded a potential new weapon in the fight against cancer: a daisy-shaped drug carrier that’s many thousands of times smaller than the period at the end of this sentence. 

Oct 13, 2014

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 2, 2013

Sawicki Receives NIH Grant

Greg Sawicki, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, has received a five-year, $750,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health to compare different robotic ankle devices to assist people with stroke-related mobility impairments.