Duke patent office rebuts criticism
Duke has an office for taking University inventions and turning them into marketable products, but some faculty have questioned how effective it is.
Duke scientists assess accidental turtle catching
A team of Duke scientists is pushing the boundaries of knowledge about sea turtles caught by commercial fishing processes.
Global health at Duke receives C+
The University Global Health Impact Report Card, the first of its kind administered by the UAEM, aims to promote medical innovation and public interest in global health.
Duke theater professor McAuliffe explores father's mental illness in new book
Years later, theater professor Jody McAuliffe set out to investigate the obscure neurological disease that led to her father's unraveling.
Sequester may hit Duke Lemur Center
Government budget cuts may decrease available funding for research organizations such as the Duke Lemur Center and the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, along with basic research at Duke.
Duke intellectual property policy may hinder innovation
Duke professors have raised concerns over a policy that entitles the University to a large percentage of the profit received from inventions.
Duke Clinical Research Institute cuts 56 jobs
DCRI eliminated 56 positions to address its "specific business needs" in the wake of the federal sequester.
Experts discourage ban on genetic engineering
As genetic technology develops, the ability to change the genes of a fetus has moved from the realm of science fiction to a possible reality in the future.
Duke researchers hone in on HIV vaccine
A vaccine for HIV has eluded scientists for decades, but Duke researchers are closer to it than ever.
Scientists open path to brain tumor drug
A genetic mutation that prevents cell death may hold the key to treating deadly brain tumors.
Monkey behavior sheds light on human friendship
A Duke researcher’s findings suggest human friendship may actually be monkey-like.
Findings could help treat criminal psychopaths
Researchers may soon find a genetic reason for the existence of psychopaths.
Federal budget cuts could hinder Duke research
Automatic federal budget cuts triggered Friday may pose a threat to funding for some areas of Duke research.
Duke scientists link brain activity of rats across long distance
At the Nicolelis lab, scientists have connected the brains of two rats over a long distance, creating an artificial communication channel.
Bullied youth at risk for psychiatric disorders
Adults who were bullied as children may have a higher risk of developing psychiatric disorders and depression.
Golden ratio gives sports car natural appeal
Aston Martin’s Rapide S sports car is the latest design to make use of the ancient golden ratio, which mechanical engineering professor Adrian Bejan said confers a natural sense of beauty and speed.
Duke researchers train rats to sense infrared light
The team of neuroprosthetics researchers mounted an infrared camera on the head of a rat and connected it to the somatosensory cortex of the brain
Pratt students build robot to give real birds 'the bird'
A team of Duke undergraduates working with the Nowicki Lab created a lifelike robotic sparrow to test a theory of angry bird behavior.
Duke ranks as largest recipient of corporate research funding at more than $200M
In an era of tightened government purse-strings, corporations play a central, if not controversial, role in funding research at Duke.
Duke research finds less invasive surgery linked to higher cancer survival
Less invasive surgery at earlier stages of breast cancer has been correlated with higher rates of patient survival.
Duke Smart Home aims to draw student innovators
For students who demand intelligence not just from their peers but from their houses, Duke has just the place to live.
Myth of 'death panels' persists despite correct information
Myths can be hard to debunk—particularly when centered on contentious issues like access to and affordability of health care.
Sickle cells may be a tool against tumors
Researchers discovered that sickle cells, unlike normal red blood cells, can obstruct up to 88 percent of tumor blood vessels.
Duke study finds bonobos prefer sharing food with strangers
A Duke study on great apes shows that humans are not alone when it comes to “paying it forward.”
Humpback whales sing for food as well as mates
Duke researchers found that the whales also sing while hunting for food