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Researchers have developed a technique for coating polymer implants with a bioactive film that significantly increases bonding between the implant and surrounding bone in an animal model. The advance could significantly improve the success rate of such implants, which are often used in spinal surgeries.
A big crowd gathers in Durham to see, hear and check out the latest in wearables technology. As the Internet of Things continues to grow, NCRIoT's event shows just how much hype is turning into reality. Matthew Davis, co-founder of NCRIoT, reports for WRAL TechWire.
Researchers have developed an integrated, wearable system that monitors a user's environment, heart rate and other physical attributes with the goal of predicting and preventing asthma attacks. The researchers plan to begin testing the system on a larger subject population this summer.
Dennis Kekas must have blood that runs red and blue. A longtime IBM executive who joined N.C. State as an engineering professor and became an driving force behind the growth of the high-tech Centennial Campus, Kekas is doubly excited about Big Blue's decision to open a new collaboration office at NCSU. "I am proud as a former IBMer and most appreciative of their confidence in NC State," he says.
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.
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.
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."
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.
Two new studies from a group at North Carolina State University give researchers new strategies for connecting environmental exposures to human health effects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.