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Tag: interdisciplinary innovation

camel cricket

Mar 19, 2019

Cricket Bacteria Break Down Lignin, Highlighting Ecology’s Utility in Applied R&D

Researchers have discovered that a bacterium found in camel crickets is capable of breaking down lignin, opening new research pathways for biofuels and chemical manufacturing. The study also highlights the potential inherent in using ecosystem analysis as a tool for targeting research into the identification of commercially valuable microorganisms with industrial applications. 

three photos showing a wire stretch

Feb 22, 2019

Researchers Engineer a Tougher Fiber

Researchers have developed a fiber that combines the elasticity of rubber with the strength of a metal. 

foraminifera viewed through a microscope

Feb 6, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Can Identify Microscopic Marine Organisms

How AI advances can help us understand prehistoric oceans. 

a baby's feet

Dec 12, 2018

Study Highlights Potential Benefits of Continuous EEG Monitoring for Infant Patients

A recent retrospective study evaluating continuous electroencephalography of children in intensive care units found a higher than anticipated number of seizures. 

Tomatoes and peppers

Nov 20, 2018

Citizen Science Can Play Role in Addressing Agricultural Challenges

A new paper highlights the potential of citizen science to address pressing research challenges in agriculture and food systems. 

A hospital room.

Oct 8, 2018

Approach Paves Way for New Generation of Antimicrobial Materials

Researchers have successfully developed materials with the ability to render bacteria and viruses inactive using only ambient oxygen and visible-wavelength light. The new approach opens the door to a range of new products aimed at reducing the transmission of drug-resistant pathogens. 

Oct 2, 2018

Study Offers Insight Into How People Judge Good From Bad

New research sheds light on how people decide whether behavior is moral or immoral. The findings could serve as a framework for informing the development of artificial intelligence. 

Black Box Dance Theatre dancers rehearse for their Applied Dance + Inspired Mathematics performance

Sep 17, 2018

Math in Motion

An NC State mathematician and a dancer have worked together to create a unique modern dance performance that brings math concepts to life. 

Sep 6, 2018

Changing the Landscape of Graduate Education

Problems related to food, energy and water are becoming increasingly complex. NC State is taking a new approach to prepare the scientists who will solve them. 

Aug 30, 2018

Building New Tools to Study the Epigenome

Researchers are developing molecular-scale tools that can monitor and/or modify the epigenome. 

Aug 20, 2018

Biosensor Allows Real-Time Oxygen Monitoring for ‘Organs-On-A-Chip’

A new biosensor allows researchers to track oxygen levels in real time in “organ-on-a-chip” systems. 

Aug 6, 2018

New System Allows Rapid Response to Heart Attacks, Limits Cardiac Damage

A new drug-delivery system allows rapid response to heart attacks without surgical intervention. 

Mar 5, 2018

Tackling Perceived Bias in Engineering Education

NC State researchers are taking the lead in understanding and addressing perceived bias in engineering education programs across the country. 

Mar 1, 2018

Finding New Drugs, Faster

NC State is launching a drug discovery initiative to reinvigorate the hunt for powerful new drugs. 

Jan 30, 2018

Energizing African Development

Lack of access to reliable power is termed “energy poverty,” and we are studying efforts to address it.