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Sep 29, 2015

Researchers Disguise Drugs As Platelets to Target Cancer

Researchers have for the first time developed a technique that coats anticancer drugs in membranes made from a patient’s own platelets, allowing the drugs to last longer in the body and attack both primary cancer tumors and the circulating tumor cells that can cause a cancer to metastasize. 

Sep 28, 2015

New Tech Automatically ‘Tunes’ Powered Prosthetics While Walking

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed software that allows powered prosthetics to "tune" themselves automatically, making the devices more functionally useful and lowering the costs associated with powered prosthetic use. 

Sep 28, 2015

$5 Million NSF PIRE Grant Will Fund Research on African Crop Disease

NC State receives $5 million NSF grant to combat cassava mosaic disease in Africa. 

Sep 23, 2015

Research Aims to Reduce HIV/STD Risk Factors Among Teen Girls

A research effort led by NC State aims to reduce young people’s risk of HIV and other STDs through a web-based intervention program targeted at teen girls. 

Sep 16, 2015

Researchers Isolate Possible Ovarian Cancer Biomarkers; Find Biomarker Loads Can Vary With Disease Stage

Researchers from North Carolina State University utilized a highly sensitive mass spectrometry analysis to identify and measure difficult-to-detect N-glycan biomarkers associated with ovarian cancers in stages I – IV. In a surprising finding, the researchers […] 

Sep 9, 2015

Spheroid Stem Cell Production Sows Hope for IPF Treatment

Researchers have found a rapid, simple way to harvest and grow a patient's own lung stem cells, for possible use in disease treatment. 

Aug 19, 2015

Vomiting Device Offers First Direct Evidence That Vomit Aerosolizes Norovirus-Like Particles

Using a vomiting device of their creation, researchers are reporting the first direct evidence that vomiting can aerosolize virus particles similar to human norovirus. 

Aug 19, 2015

The Vomiting Machine: How Researchers Are Using Fake Barf to Help Protect Public Health

Tucked away in a quiet lab on NC State’s Raleigh campus is something that looks like a glorified air compressor with a grotesque clay face. It’s called “the vomiting machine” and it does exactly what you think it does. 

Aug 19, 2015

Algorithm Interprets Breathing Difficulties to Aid in Medical Care

NC State researchers have developed an efficient algorithm that can interpret the wheezing of patients with breathing difficulties to give medical providers information about what’s happening in the lungs. The research is part of a larger, ongoing project to develop wearable smart medical sensors for monitoring, collecting and interpreting personal health data. 

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.