Research News

November 01, 2016

Supplying Neuroscience Laboratories with Tomorrow’s Brain Interfaces

Researchers at Duke University want to help colleagues around the world eavesdrop on tens of thousands of neurons at once. Jonathan Viventi, assistant professor of biomedical engineering and neurology at Duke, has received a three-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health’s [...]

October 27, 2016

Michael Tadross: Targeting Neuropharmacology with Molecular GPS Technologies

New faculty member Michael Tadross brings to Duke an emerging technology to deliver drugs to specific cell types

October 18, 2016

Notable Alumna: Lucinda Camras

Lucinda Camras PH.D.'13, BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING The young-inventor gene runs in Lucinda Camras’s family. Her grandfather, Marvin, developed magnetic-tape recording during his 20s, is in the Inventors Hall of Fame, and received the National Medal of Technology from President George H. W. Bush in [...]

October 18, 2016

Bacterial Genes Boost Current in Human Cells

Borrowing and tweaking bacterial genes to Enhance electrical activity might treat heart, nervous system injury

October 06, 2016

Tissue-Patching a Broken Heart

Multi-university consortium nabs $8.6 million to build the world’s first three-dimensional, fully functional heart patch

September 16, 2016

Holographic Imaging and Deep Learning Diagnose Malaria

Researchers have devised a method for computers to autonomously and quickly diagnose malaria with clinically relevant accuracy.

September 12, 2016

Connecting the Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer with Big Data

Duke’s Data+ program explores the connection between type 2 diabetes and pancreatic cancer in the Duke electronic medical record

August 23, 2016

Hacking into a Bionic Ear

Engineering student Vinay Nagaraj uses his experience hacking cochlear implants to land an internship designing wearables to improve children’s language skills.

August 01, 2016

Gong Named 2016 Vallee Young Investigator

Yiyang Gong, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, has been selected to receive a 2016 Vallee Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes “extraordinary accomplishments and future promise” by providing $250,000 to further basic biomedical research projects to four [...]

August 01, 2016

Handheld Device Takes High-Resolution Images of Children's Retinas

A handheld retina imaging device will gather detailed structural information about the eyes of infants and toddlers for the first time.

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