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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...
October 22, 2013
Around the world, nearly 800 women die every day due to complications during pregnancy and childbirth—and even more from breast and cervical cancer. Duke’s expertise in biomedical engineering and global health are merging to address these issues and improve the lives of women by accelerating...
October 08, 2013
Working with a synthetic gene circuit designed to coax bacteria to grow in a predictable ring pattern, Duke University scientists have revealed an underappreciated contributor to natural pattern formation: time.  
September 23, 2013
A Ph.D. in engineering, followed by years of postdoctoral study, has traditionally opened the door to an academic career focused on research and teaching—but more and more Ph.D. engineers are headed in other directions.  In fact, today, around 70 percent of Duke University’s engineering Ph.D....