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February 18, 2014
By combining a synthetic scaffolding material with gene delivery techniques, researchers at Duke University are getting closer to being able to generate replacement cartilage where it's needed in the body.
January 31, 2014
It may have taken seven years to ace the online quiz, but once Cameron Kim got to audition for a spot on Jeopardy’s college tournament, he made the most of it. The biomedical engineering senior at Duke nailed the in-person interview and will appear on the long-running game show February 11 at 7:00...
January 21, 2014
In 1859 an Australian farmer named Thomas Austin released 24 grey rabbits from Europe into the wild because it “could do little harm and might provide a touch of home, in addition to a spot of hunting.”  
December 13, 2013
A Duke research team has developed a better recipe for synthetic replacement cartilage in joints. Combining two innovative technologies they each helped develop, lead authors Farshid Guilak, a professor of orthopedic surgery and biomedical engineering, and Xuanhe Zhao, assistant professor of...
December 04, 2013
Three teams of Duke faculty researchers from global health, medicine and engineering have been awarded funding to begin new studies on cancer detection, diagnosis and treatment in resource-limited settings. The funding is part of an initiative by the Duke Global Health Institute and the Pratt...
November 21, 2013
Deep brain stimulation (DBS) has improved the lives of thousands of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) since its 2002 FDA approval. By delivering electrical currents to the basal ganglia, the region of the brain that controls movement, the so-called “brain pacemaker” can relieve tremor, rigidity...