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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 13, 2017  |  Partners

Researchers Offer Overview of Composite Metal Foams and Potential Applications

Researchers have developed a range of composite metal foams that can be used in applications from armor to hazardous material transport – and they’re now looking for collaborators to help identify and develop new applications.

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 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.

Jan 23, 2017  |  Research and Innovation

Fresh Material

In the past eighteen months, no fewer than six startups have sprung from groundbreaking discoveries in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Those six companies join more than a dozen other big names founded on the department’s research.

Nov 17, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

Tech Would Use Drones and Insect Biobots to Map Disaster Areas

NC State researchers have developed a combination of software and hardware that will allow them to use unmanned aerial vehicles and insect cyborgs, or biobots, to map large, unfamiliar areas – such as collapsed buildings after a disaster.

Nov 2, 2016  |  Campus Life

NC State Announces $1.6 Billion Capital Campaign

NC State kicks off the public phase of the $1.6 billion Think and Do the Extraordinary capital campaign, the university's most ambitious fund-raising effort to date.

Oct 10, 2016  |  Research and Innovation

‘Sensing Skin’ Detects Cracks, Harmful Chemicals in Structures

Researchers have developed a multi-layered “sensing skin” to detect corrosive or otherwise harmful substances in structures. The skin can also detect cracks and other structural flaws that are invisible to the naked eye.