solution-driven research

Jul 19, 2017  |  The Abstract

Notes from Tanzania: Lessons from the Field

Some lessons learned from a student doing research on crop disease in Tanzania.

Jul 17, 2017  |  The Abstract

Tackling Cassava Mosaic Disease: One Week in Tanzania

A student writes about her fieldwork in Tanzania, tackling a crop disease that threatens millions.

Jul 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Studying a Disease in Order to Prevent Starvation

Research into a disease that affects cassava crops aims to prevent starvation for millions in Africa.

Jun 6, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

New Sound Diffuser Is 10 Times Thinner Than Existing Designs

“Ultra-thin” sound diffuser is 10 times thinner than the diffusers found in recording studios, concert venues and movie theaters.

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.

Mar 22, 2017  |  The Abstract

Hands-On Model Helps Students Understand Genetic Engineering

A team of faculty and undergraduate researchers have created an interactive, physical model to teach students about genetics and biological processes at the cellular level.

Mar 8, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Paper Pumps Power Portable Microfluidics, Biomedical Devices

Biomedical engineering researchers have developed inexpensive paper pumps that use capillary action to power portable microfluidic devices, opening the door to a range of biomedical tools.

Feb 14, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Pilot Project Offers Blueprint for Addressing Mental Health Needs of Homeless Children

Lessons learned from five-year pilot project to meet the mental health needs of children in homeless families could serve as a blueprint for similar efforts around the country.

Feb 6, 2017  |  The Abstract

Playing (Video) Games With Decision Making

Video games can be pure fun — but they can also help us tackle complex problems.

Jan 30, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Researchers Develop Wearable, Low-Cost Sensor to Measure Skin Hydration

NC State researchers have developed a wearable, wireless sensor that can monitor a person’s skin hydration for use in applications that need to detect dehydration before it poses a health problem.