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illustration shows platelets (white blobs) and red blood cells clotting at the site of a puncture in a blood vessel.

Apr 11, 2024

Synthetic platelets stanch bleeding, promote healing in animal models

Researchers have developed synthetic platelets that can be used to stop bleeding and enhance healing at the site of an injury. 

An aerial photo of Centenial campus, highlighting the Hunt Library.

Jun 16, 2023

Breaking through bacterial barriers in chronic treatment-resistant wounds

Researchers in the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology and the UNC-NC State Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering have developed a new strategy to improve drug delivery into chronic wound infections. 

A spoon holds a scoop of white powder over a grey table.

May 31, 2023

Chemical found in common sweetener damages DNA

A new study finds a chemical formed when we digest a widely used sweetener breaks up DNA. The finding raises questions about how the sweetener may contribute to health problems. 

College of Engineering aerial view of campus.

Feb 20, 2023

CDC and Joint BME collaboration yields potential long-term HIV protection

Since 2017, the Joint Department of Biomedical Engineering at UNC-Chapel Hill and NC State University, has been working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop an injectable implant that can release HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medications into the body for a long period of time. 

Microscopic view of fiber robot showing cross-stitch type pattern colored transluscent green on a black background.

Feb 6, 2023

Textiles researchers prepare stem cells to become organ tissue

Nearly 3,000 people died waiting for an organ transplant in 2022, according to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network, and more than 100,000 people remain on the waitlist. Envisioning a future without the need for donor organs, an NC State researcher is laying the foundation to grow stem cells into replacement organ tissue. 

Timothy Holder

Dec 21, 2022

Timothy Holder finds a field that pulls together many — but not all — of his interests

Timothy Holder has always felt pulled toward varying interests — medicine, wearable devices, racquetball, exploring new places and philosophy, to name a few. 

Colorized image of CAR-T cell cancer treatment in action at the cellular level.

Dec 1, 2022

In animal study, implant churns out CAR-T cells to combat cancer

Researchers from NC State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an implantable biotechnology that produces and releases CAR-T cells for attacking cancerous tumors. In a proof-of-concept study involving lymphoma in mice, the researchers found that treatment with the implants was faster and more effective than conventional CAR-T cell cancer treatment. 

Downtown Raleigh skyline rises up behind the Memorial Belltower.

Nov 9, 2022

NC State researchers receive $2.25 million interdisciplinary grant from Department of Energy

The proposed project will improve the researchers’ ability to observe molecular turnover and metabolism. 

Aerospace engineering students work in the nearly completed hypersonic wind tunned lab. The students are working under Dr. Venkat Narayanaswamy.

Nov 7, 2022

Meet NC State’s 2022 NSF GRFP recipients

Eight College of Engineering alumni and current students explain their research funded by the National Science Foundation's Graduate Research Fellowship Program.