Melinda Gates addresses the crowd at Duke's 2013 commencement ceremony. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation recently announced a $20 million donation to the Duke Global Health Institute. | Chronicle File Photo

DGHI receives $20 million grant from Gates Foundation

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has given the Duke Global Health Institute a $20 million grant to support the program's educational initiatives and combat worldwide health challenges.

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A first for Duke: Conjoined twins separated successfully

Surgeons at Duke University Medical Center performed a successful separation of conjoined twins last month, and both twins are now recovering well.

Duke radiologist brings class action lawsuit against University

A radiologist employed by Duke has filed a class action lawsuit against the University and Duke University Health System regarding an alleged no-hire agreement with the University of North Carolina.

Duke hospitals testing leadless pacemakers

New models of tiny, wireless pacemakers—the Nanostim leadless pacemaker and the Micra transcatheter pacing system—are undergoing clinical trials in Duke hospitals.

Dr. Nancy Andrews, dean of the School of Medicine, was recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences. | Chronicle File Photo

Q&A with dean of the School of Medicine Nancy Andrews

Andrews reflects on her recent election to the National Academy of Sciences and looks ahead to the upcoming year in the School of Medicine.

Two new baby ring-tailed lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center were recently born and named after King Julien XIII, main character of DreamWorks' "All Hail King Julien." | Special to The Chronicle

Lemur center welcomes two babies both named Princess Julien

Two baby ring-tailed lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center have been named after DreamWorks character King Julien.

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Former patient in Potti clinical trials: I believed tumors ‘would just melt away’

One of only two living plaintiffs in the recently settled lawsuit regarding clinical trials based on discredited cancer researcher Anil Potti's work spoke to The Cancer Letter about her treatment..., a website directed by Duke professor Brian Hare that analyzes the psychology of dogs, has been featured on a National Geographic WILD series. | Special to The Chronicle

Duke professor Brian Hare teaches psychology of dogs

Hare directs, a website that includes games and tests for dog personality.

Scientific misconduct expert: Potti settlements 'do not resolve Duke’s responsibilities'

In a recent interview with The Cancer Letter, a national cancer research publication, the director of the National Center for Professional and Research Ethics explained why the University still...

Duke lawsuit involving cancer patients linked to Anil Potti settled

Michael Schoenfeld, vice president for public affairs and government relations, confirmed Saturday night that one of the cases involving discredited cancer researcher Anil Potti has been resolved.

Health and Human Services representative Lana Moriarty spoke about the growing issue of consumer access to electronic health records at the Medical Center Thursday. | Special to The Chronicle

HHS official discusses access to electronic health records Thursday

Lana Moriarty, director of Consumer eHealth at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, discussed the proliferation of consumer health data.

Duke research proposes alternative causes of Alzheimer's

Duke research is shedding light on a new possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease.

Duke joins national initiative to combat antibiotic resistance

President Barack Obama's calls for national efforts to fight antibiotic resistance are being met by researchers and physicians in Duke hospitals.

Mars One finalist Kaye defends program in face of criticism

Following criticism that Mars One’s mission to the Red Planet may not be written in the stars, senior Laurel Kaye defends the mission’s validity.

Duke researchers engineer polio virus for cancer treatment

The Chronicle’s Abigail Xie spoke with Annick Desjardins about what this new study might mean—and what it might not.

Southern drawl on the decline in N.C., research shows

New research shows that the well-known Southern drawl is slowly disappearing in North Carolina.

Experts look to change biomedical programs in response to limited funding

Changes in federal funding have forced Duke and universities around the country to reevaluate how biomedical research is conducted at the university level.

President Barack Obama has requested a $1 billion increase in the NIH’s budget for the fiscal year 2016, which translates to a
3.3 percent increase in funding.

Duke researchers look ahead to NIH funding increase after years of budget cuts

President Barack Obama has requested a $1 billion increase in the NIH’s budget for the fiscal year 2016

Alcohol: 'a significant issue everywhere'

Initiatives to assist students in recovering from alcohol addiction are becoming increasingly common in universities throughout the country.

Brain markers linked to risk of depression, researchers find

Certain markers in the brain can predict an individual’s risk of developing depression and anxiety, Duke researchers have found.

Duke women in STEM battle the gap

With a recent study showing that popular stereotypes—rather than lack of ability— may be responsible for the gender gap in certain fields, Duke women note that females in STEM fields face a variety...

Researchers break ground with growth of muscle tissue

Researchers at the Bursac lab have grown the first contracting muscle tissue, creating new possibilities for drug and medical testing.

Southerners among lowest in AIDS survival rates

Among those that are HIV-positive or have AIDS, southerners have the lowest five-year survival rates, Duke research finds.

Faculty fight drug resistance with software

A computer program developed at Duke has become the latest weapon in the war on drug-resistant bacteria.

Graphic by Thu Nguyen

A new chancellor: Washington to fill Dzau's shoes after nationwide search

Dr. A. Eugene Washington has been selected as the next chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of Duke University Health System after a nine-month search to fill the position.