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.
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.
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.
Playing (Video) Games With Decision Making
Video games can be pure fun — but they can also help us tackle complex problems.
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.
NC State to Play Workforce Training Role in National Biopharmaceutical Initiative
NC State is part of a new, federal initiative aimed at advancing U.S. leadership in the biopharmaceutical sector.
Study IDs Key Indicators Linking Violence and Mental Illness
New study finds a host of factors that are associated with subsequent risk of adults with mental illness becoming victims or perpetrators of violence. The work highlights the importance of interventions to treat mental-health problems in order to reduce community violence and instances of mental-health crises.
Drug Use Strong Predictor for Postpartum Mental Health Problems
New research from NC State and the University of British Columbia finds that a woman’s lifetime history of drug use can help predict whether the woman will suffer from problems with stress and anxiety after childbirth.
An Efficient Approach for Tracking Physical Activity with Wearable Health-Monitoring Devices
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed an energy-efficient technique for accurately tracking a user’s physical activity based on data from wearable devices.
New ‘Bottlebrush’ Electroactive Polymers Make Dielectric Elastomers Increasingly Viable for Use in Devices
A new electroactive polymer can change shape and size when exposed to a relatively small electric field. The advance overcomes longstanding challenges regarding the use of electroactive polymers to develop new devices, opening the door to a suite of applications ranging from microrobotics to designer technologies.