DURHAM, N.C. -- Using a novel genetic ‘editing’ technique, Duke University biomedical engineers have been able to repair a defect responsible for one of the most common inherited disorders, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, in cell samples from Duchenne patients.
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University biomedical engineers have grown three-dimensional human heart muscle that acts just like natural tissue. This advancement could be important in treating heart attack patients or in serving as a platform for testing new heart disease medicines.
DURHAM, N.C. – By reproducing in the laboratory the complex interactions that cause human genes to turn on inside cells, Duke University bioengineers have created a system they believe can benefit gene therapy research and the burgeoning field of synthetic biology.
DURHAM, NC – Duke University biomedical engineers have developed a novel method to overcome the major hurdles facing a promising new class of peptide drugs – very small proteins – to treat diseases such as diabetes and cancer. For example, the hormone insulin is a peptide, which regulates the...