news releases

May 22, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Field of ‘Sexting’ Research Finds Little to Worry About

A recent analysis of research into how so-called “sexting” may affect sexual behavior finds that it has little impact on sexual activity – but highlights significant shortcomings in the research itself.

May 18, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Water Efficiency in Rural Areas is Getting Worse, Even as it Improves in Urban Centers

A nationwide analysis of water use over the past 30 years finds that there is a disconnect between rural and urban areas, with most urban areas becoming more water efficient and most rural areas becoming less and less efficient over time.

May 16, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Commission Releases Report on Eradicating Hunger

Chancellor Randy Woodson chairs a commission dedicated to solving the challenge of global hunger. The commission's report highlights the need for coordinated action involving public universities, government and other partners.

May 16, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Study: ‘Moral Enhancement’ Technologies Are Neither Feasible Nor Wise

Recent study finds “moral enhancement technologies” are neither feasible nor wise, based on an assessment of existing research.

May 15, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Use Molecular Dynamics and Machine Learning to Create ‘Hyper-predictive’ Computer Models for Drug Discovery

Denis Fourches uses molecular dynamics and machine learning to create hyper-predictive drug discovery models.

May 15, 2017  |  Students

Goodnight Scholars Program Announces First Transfer Class

Ten transfer students join NC State's Goodnight Scholars program.

May 15, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Pig Model to Help Research on Human Knee Growth, Injury Treatment

New research shows how the knees of pigs and humans compare at various stages of maturity – a finding that will advance research by this group (and others) on injury treatment in young people.

May 8, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Use Modified Insulin and Red Blood Cells to Regulate Blood Sugar

Researchers have developed a new technique that uses modified insulin and red blood cells to create a glucose-responsive “smart” insulin delivery system.

May 4, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Models That Forecast Impact of Government Spending Are Easily Manipulated

Economists have found that the most widely used model for predicting how U.S. government spending affects GDP can be rigged to control forecasts.

May 4, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Increasing Monetary Penalties in NC’s Justice System May Cost Taxpayers

Monetary sanctions designed to help fund the justice system may actually cost state and local governments more than they bring in.