Graduate Student News

June 16, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University engineers have taken a first step toward a minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors by combining chemotherapy with heat administered from the end of a catheter.The proof-of-concept study demonstrated that it should be technically possible to treat brain tumors...
April 01, 2009
DURHAM, N.C. – Light directed at a breast tumor through a needle can provide pathologists with biological specifics of the tumor and help oncologists choose treatment options that would be most effective for that individual patient.
February 13, 2009
Duke University bioengineers have developed a laboratory robot that can locate the earliest traces of a mass in simulated breast tissue and reach that mass with a biopsy needle – all without the need for human assistance.The results of proof-of-feasibility studies lead the researchers to believe...
February 11, 2009
A prototype “brain helmet” that provides real-time images of major blood vessels may enable emergency personnel to perform quick scans of potential stroke victims’ brains, according to a team of Duke University bioengineers who developed the device.For patients suspected of having a...
June 06, 2008
Seizures, the often frightening and historically misunderstood outward manifestations of epilepsy, have long challenged physicians and struck fear in patients. Although there are drugs on the market to control seizures, many patients receive little benefit.But there may now be a reason to hope for...
May 29, 2008
A new technology based on the interpretation of light reflected off cells will make it faster and more efficient for researchers to document how the nucleus, which contains a cell’s DNA and controls its actions, changes shape in response to its environment. The technique will enable...