'Father of sociobiology' to teach at Nicholas School
E.O. Wilson—renowned biologist, researcher and author—is coming to town.
Chameides to step down in June 2014
After seven years at the helm of the Nicholas School of the Environment, Dean Bill Chameides will leave the school in a new place—literally.
Pond to boost environmental friendliness
A new reclamation pond near Erwin Road is expected to lower Duke’s environmental footprint once it is completed next summer.
Researchers unearth new way to track arsenic exposure
By examining nail clippings, researchers can now track a subject's exposure to arsenic.
HackDuke produces innovative technology
HackDuke—the first 24-hour hack-a-thon at Duke—assembled students and individuals from the American tech community earlier this month, resulting in innovative new technology created in just a day.
Duke Global Health Institute brings pediatric care to Guatemala
A multidisciplinary team from Duke is providing pediatric surgical care and research in Guatemala, where access to medical services is limited.
New Pratt certificate for non-academic careers in progress
The Ph.D. Plus program at the Pratt School of Engineering is in the process of becoming an official certificate program.
Duke Eye Center opens new entrance to improve patient experience
A new temporary entrance to the Duke Eye Center will benefit patients while construction is ongoing.
NanoTech center receives funds to continue research
The Center for Environmental Implications of NanoTechnology has secured a $15 million grant renewal to continue its research.
Participants give Research Scholars Program mixed reviews
Duke’s Research Scholars Program, which connects undergraduate students to research mentors, has drawn both high praise and criticism from its participants.
Researchers raise thousands for Neuro.tv
Two Duke researchers have teamed up to create a neuroscience education initiative with the promise of changing the relationship between research academia and the general public.
Top Duke scientists discuss their research
A recent article in the “European Journal of Clinical Investigation” identified five Duke researchers among the 400 most influential biomedical scientists in the world based on citation data from...
Duke Students Generate Electricity Using Wi-Fi Energy
When senior Allen Hawkes was a freshman, he came up with an idea to harvest energy from cellphone and Wi-Fi signals and put it to use.
Study finds TV advertistments promoting unhealthy diets target children in Honduras
Malnutrition is not the only food-related issue in developing countries such as Honduras, Duke researchers have found.
Duke chooses own health insurance plan over ACA for employees
The Affordable Care Act will have little impact on the way Duke manages its health care policies.
Student Health to close East Campus location
Student Health has decided to close its East Campus Clinic in an effort to provide more efficient care for students.
First Congolese bonobo researcher visits Duke
The subject of this story is Suzy Kwetuenda, who is the first native Congolese scientist to ever conduct bonobo research.
Duke researchers look to crackdown on airport security lines
Researchers at the University aim to replace the current body-imaging millimeter wave scanners found at airports with machines that can recognize the chemical composition of substances in luggage...
Pratt receives $15 million for nano particle research
The University received a $15-million grant to continue research about nanoparticles, according to a Duke News press release.
Nicolelis lab develops exoskeletal suits for the paralyzed
The Nicolelis lab is turning science fiction into reality, making it possible for a machine to be controlled entirely by signals from the human brain.
Admins, students weigh in on Pratt transfer rates
About 20 to 30 percent of Pratt students switch into Trinity every year. The transfer rate is higher among female students, with 30 to 40 percent making the switch.
Health officials keep vaccination rates high during a season of low flu rates
Health officials are getting a jump on administering flu shots to prevent an influx of illness during the peak of flu season.
Duke profs pioneer new cardiac assist device
Research by two Duke professors could improve treatment for people whose hearts are in need of mechanical assistance.
Attention issues in first grade could indicate later difficulties
Attention problems diagnosed in students in the first grade may be a sign of long-term difficulty in academic achievement, according to a recent Duke study.
Research investigates the science behind dance
Ruth Day, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience, conducts research on how individuals process and remember dance and other athletic movements.