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.
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.
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.
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 skin cells from DNA damage […]
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.
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.
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.