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Posts tagged “NCSU”

10:00 a.m. yesterday

Bugs Bunny got it right: NCSU unravels health-rich carrot genome

Maybe the wily and youthful-looking rabbit has intuited for decades what can now be found in the scientific literature, as NC State researchers worked with colleagues from around the globe to sequence the carrot genome in order to learn more about the plant's evolution and how it accumulates its high levels of health-boosting carotenoids.

Inside the carrot genome Inside the carrot genome

Updated 9:32 a.m. yesterday

IBM aims for more collaboration with center at NCSU's Centennial Campus

IBM is opening what it calls at Education Collaboration Center on N.C. State's Centennial Campus, saying it wants to work with faculty and students to "make a difference in the world." The tech giant says it is providing a mix of gifts, equipment and services worth $30 million.

IBM's Collaboration Center at NCSU IBM's Collaboration Center at NCSU

Updated May 19

Premium Lock Joe DeSimone's thrilling day: 'Wow. Humbling'

The medal has been delivered - Dr. Joseph DeSimone is one happy man. The inventor, professor, entrepreneur received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama on Thursday in a White House ceremony, and his response when asked beforehand if he was excited he replied: "Are you kidding me? THRILLED!" By the way, he also had some ideas on innovation to share with the President. Later, he tweets: "Wow. Humbling."

Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama Dr. Joseph DeSimone receives his medal from President Obama

Updated May 18

Researchers led by NCSU scientist say genetically altered food is safe

Cover of genetic drop report Genetically manipulated food remains generally safe for humans and the environment, a high-powered science advisory board declared in a report Tuesday. The project was chaired by Fred Gould, a professor at North Carolina State University.

May 13

Database helps researchers connect exposures. compare diseases for treatment

Two new studies from a group at North Carolina State University give researchers new strategies for connecting environmental exposures to human health effects.

Tracking diseases, effects, exposures Tracking diseases, effects, exposures

May 12

Triangle headlines: TransEnterix job cuts; G1 raises $47M; UNC-NCSU biomed eningeering effort

Triangle headlines In a wrapup of technology and life science news being reported by Triangle media outlets: TransEnterix cuts jobs after FDA rejects robot; G1 Therapeutics adds to a big fundraiser; and a look at the joint UNC-NCSU biomedical engineering effort.

Updated May 10

Premium Lock Startups to Watch: Raleigh's Insight Finder unravels the 'cloud'

NCTA's State of Technology Conference brought six emerging companies to the attention of investors at a startup showcase last Friday. Here's a look at Raleigh-based Insight Finder, a potential machine learning star. WTW will be featuring other startups who took the showcase stage in upcoming reports in the "Startups to Watch" series.

Insight Finder reports a "slow disk" Insight Finder reports a "slow disk"

May 9

New NCSU research leads to 25% smaller RFID tags

Paul Franzon Engineering researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a suite of techniques that allow them to create passive radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags that are 25 percent smaller - and therefore less expensive. This is possible because the tags no longer need to convert alternating current (AC) to direct current (DC) in order for the tags to function effectively.

Updated May 9

Premium Lock Startups: Fighting HB2 is not a distraction but is necessary

As Gov. Pat McCrory and Republican leaders struggle to deal with the growing political and business crisis that the controversial law has become, three very early opponents remain deeply committed to fighting for repeal. These startup CEOs aren't distracted - but committed.

Brooks Bell is defiant in HB2 battle Brooks Bell is defiant in HB2 battle

April 22

Premium Lock Lulu eGames winners: From IoT to advanced materials

Advanced materials, Internet of Things, a cutting edge app and a new sort of dog park are highlights of the annual business plan competition at NC State.

The Lulu eGames The Lulu eGames

April 21

Premium Lock NCSU researchers develop technique to design new antennas

Jacob Adams Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a model that allows antenna designers to identify efficient configurations for antenna designs in minutes, rather than days. The model is designed to expedite development of next generation "multi-input, multi-ouput" (MIMO) antennas, which allow devices to get more use out of the available bandwidth.

Updated April 14

Premium Lock Triangle startup optimism dips for hiring, revenue growth, spending

Economy Entrepreneurs in the Triangle are still optimistic about their businesses come what may over the next six months, but they aren't quite as excited as at the same time a year ago, a new NCSU Entrepreneurship Clinic survey reports. Are politics to blame?

April 8

Premium Lock NCSU 'CRISPR' pioneer to spell out gene editing for public

Rodolphe Barrangou A pioneering researcher at North Carolina State University, Rodolphe Barrangou, Ph.D., is about to discuss how he's cutting and pasting his way to new discoveries in the adaptive bacterial immune system known as CRISPR.

Updated April 7

Premium Lock Now that's bullet proof: NCSU prof's metal foam obliterates bullets

​Composite metal foams (CMFs) are tough enough to turn an armor-piercing bullet into dust on impact. Given that these foams are also lighter than metal plating, the material has obvious implications for creating new types of body and vehicle armor - and that's just the beginning of its potential uses.

April 7

Premium Lock Fashion for short men - that's goal of NCSU grad's startup

The nonprofit Venture for America expands recruitment at North Carolina colleges as its fellows work for and eventually launch their own startups. And an NCSU grad's Venture for America Fellowship leads to a new startup.

Steven Mazur, right, and his friend Eric Huang Steven Mazur, right, and his friend Eric Huang

March 25

Premium Lock Cancer breakthrough? NCSU-UNC microneedle patch delivers immunotherapy

Biomedical engineering researchers at North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a technique that uses a patch embedded with microneedles to deliver cancer immunotherapy treatment directly to the site of melanoma skin cancer. In animal studies, the technique more effectively targeted melanoma than other immunotherapy treatments.

How microneedle patch works How microneedle patch works

March 16

Premium Lock RTI, NCSU, Kenan tech institute to provide $2.3M to research teams

Dollar sign      Research teams pursing work across multiple disciplines will have a chance at landing funding from a new $2.3 million initiative established by RTI International, N.C. State University and the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science. It's called GRIP.

Updated March 11

Premium Lock Who should you reward: team or individual members?

NCSU logo Conventional wisdom says that boosting team performance in the workplace should focus on rewarding entire teams that perform well - and that rewarding individuals increases competition rather than helping team performance. But new research published in the Journal of Applied Psychology finds that rewarding individual workers can boost performance both for other workers and for the team.

Tags: NCSU
March 9

Premium Lock NCSU Alumnus gift creates startup acceleration fund

Lyn and Chip Andrews A gift from alumnus Robert "Chip" F. Andrews III and his wife Lyn will establish a North Carolina State University fund to provide support for budding student entrepreneurs.The $1 million commitment will create the NC State Acceleration Fund, which will award grants annually to student startup companies.

March 7

Premium Lock Lab-created diamonds are NCSU researcher's best friend

NCSU professor finds new form of carbon A North Carolina State University professor says he has discovered a way to make diamonds just as nice as the gems in any jewelry store.

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