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Tag: chemical and biomolecular engineering

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Oct 7, 2021

New Images Lead to Better Prediction of Shear Thickening

The work allows us to directly understand a phenomenon that has significant industrial applications. 

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Aug 31, 2021

Genes Can Respond to Coded Information in Signals – or Filter Them Out Entirely

The study shows how a single mechanism can trigger different behaviors from the same gene. 

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Aug 31, 2021

Using Liquid Metal to Turn Motion into Electricity – Even Underwater

To generate electricity, just squish it, stretch it, twist it, or stomp on it. 

Jul 29, 2021

Chancellor’s Innovation Fund Catalyzes 6 Promising Projects

This year’s Chancellor's Innovation Fund projects could reshape medicine, immunotherapies, consumer packaging, stealth jets and solar-energy cells. 

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Jul 1, 2021

Turning Yeast Cells Into Labs For Studying Drivers of Gene Regulation

The cells are a more efficient platform for studying proteins that play a key role in regulating gene expression. 

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May 14, 2021

Researchers Develop 3D-Printed Jelly

The material has potential uses in soft robotics, wound healing and cell scaffolding. 

Emily Barefoot and Mary Kathryn Kinley pose in their grad caps and gowns while holding up wolf ears at the Court of North Carolina.

May 3, 2021

‘Love You Forever’: Meet #NCState21 Best Friends Mary Kathryn and Emily

As part of our graduation video series, these two best friends tell us about their rivalry-turned-friendship — and the ice cream run that started it all. 

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Apr 12, 2021

Researchers Engineer Probiotic Yeast to Produce Beta-Carotene

The work shows how a suite of genetic engineering tools can be used to modify the yeast. 

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Mar 22, 2021

Virtual Lab Finds the Right AI Tool for Each Chemistry Problem

Having the right tool for the job makes the job a lot easier, less expensive and faster. 

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Feb 26, 2021

New Catalyst Makes Styrene Manufacturing Cheaper, Greener

The work is a big step forward for manufacturing a chemical used to make a wide variety of industrial materials. 

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Feb 15, 2021

Researchers Demonstrate Self-Sterilizing Polymers Work Against SARS-CoV-2

Researchers have demonstrated a family of self-sterilizing polymers that are effective at inactivating the virus that causes COVID-19. 

Dec 18, 2020

Granting Gifts of Appreciation

NC State engineering professor Christine Grant gave handmade gifts to every member of the NC State Housekeeping staff and leaders. 

color wheel showing range of quantum dot colors made with artificial chemist 2.0

Dec 10, 2020

Artificial Chemist 2.0: Quantum Dot R&D in Less Than an Hour

New technology expedites quantum dot R&D and manufacturing. 

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Oct 22, 2020

Researchers Eye a System That Uses Marine Microplastics to Get Rid of Marine Microplastics

Researchers are working to develop a self-sustaining system that uses microplastics to capture more microplastics. 

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Sep 24, 2020

Researchers Demonstrate How Deep Learning Can Advance Study of Neural Degeneration

Researchers are showing that AI is a valuable tool for research into neural degeneration.