Research News

gold nanostar under electron microscope

August 17, 2017

Gold Nanostars and Immunotherapy Vaccinate Mice Against Cancer

New treatment cures, vaccinates mouse in small proof-of-concept study

Amanda Randles

August 16, 2017

Randles Named an MIT Technology Review Innovator Under 35

Her research is attempting to model how blood, particles and cells travel through our veins and arteries

progeria patients

August 14, 2017

Artificial Blood Vessels Mimic Rare Accelerated Aging Disease

Lab-grown blood vessels provide platform for studying premature aging syndrome and other rare diseases

A prototype of the D4 assay

August 08, 2017

Inkjet-Printed Tool Enables Sensitive Diagnostic Testing in Point-of-Care Settings

New portable platform can show results in 15 minutes, allowing for rapid and sensitive diagnostic testing in resource-limited settings

A woman in Tanzania gives her newborn baby antiretroviral drugs from a Pratt Pouch.

August 08, 2017

Tiny Packet Is Making a Big—and Growing—Dent in Childhood HIV

The Pratt Pouch is expanding its reach in Ecuador and a new initiative will bring the pouch to Uganda

Charles Gersbach

June 15, 2017

Gersbach Named Allen Distinguished Investigator

$1.5 million research award will help develop epigenetic tools to explore complex behaviors and diseases

nerve growth using nerve bridge

June 12, 2017

Regenerating Damaged Nerves with "Pac-Man" Cells

A regenerative medicine approach to nerve damage may avoid the downsides of nerve graft surgery

A newly optimized version of a diabetes treatment forms a “depot” for controlled release that persists more than 24 hours.

June 05, 2017

Injectable Solution May Provide Weeks of Glucose Control

New diabetes treatment lasts more than two weeks in primates, promising to eclipse current treatment options in humans.

BME students Emelina Vienneau (top left), Sarah Jacobs (bottom left), Julia Ross (top right) and Petek Sener (bottom right) will participate in the Coulter College design experience in August.

June 02, 2017

BME Design Team Selected for 2017 BMES Coulter College Program

BME students Emelina Vienneau, Sarah Jacobs, Julia Ross and Petek Sener will participate in the competitive four-day design experience in August.

A prototype of the speculum-free “pocket colposcope” being developed by Duke University produces images on a smart phone or laptop and can make cervical cancer screening more accessible to women living in low-resource areas.

May 31, 2017

New Tech Promises Easier Cervical Cancer Screening

“Pocket colposcope” removes need for speculum, may enable self-screening

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