Research News

Charles Gersbach

April 03, 2017

Screening the Human Genome’s ‘Dark Matter’

CRISPR-based system quickly screens non-coding genome for regulatory elements of disease genes

Karen Xu

April 02, 2017

BME’s Karen Xu Named Goldwater Scholar

Junior Karen Xu was one of 240 recipients of the award, selected from a field of over 1200 nominated mathematics, science and engineering students nationwide.

Adam Wax and Jawad Hoballah

March 31, 2017

Duke BME Master’s Students Awarded New Fellowships for Research

New BME fellowship aims to provide greater opportunities for master's students

 Pocket Colposcope Team

March 30, 2017

From Duke’s Labs to Patients in Peru: Students Work to Deploy New Cervical Cancer Screening Tool

Students in the Bass Connections: Pocket Colposcope team traveled to Peru to research how to deploy a new medical device into an existing healthcare system

Tuan Vo-Dinh and Eric Betzig

March 27, 2017

2017 Photonics Symposium Explores Light-Based Technologies for Human Health

Annual symposium draws 200 researchers to discuss the latest advances in biophotonics research

Geoff Ginsburg, director of MEDx, speaks with panel members Adam Wax, Matthew Kirley and Steven Brousell

March 27, 2017

Photonics Symposium Shines Spotlight on Collaborative Research

Offering collaborations and seed funding, MEDx has helped Duke biophotonics researchers create some exciting new connections to further their work

IBIEM participants with Claudia Gunsch

March 14, 2017

IBIEM Holds Inaugural Symposium on Microbiome Dynamics and Engineering

Emerging program's first symposium attracts participants from each corner of the Research Triangle

colposcope team

March 01, 2017

Duke Team Reaches Milestone with Portable Cervical Cancer Screening Device

January was Cervical Health Awareness Month, and this year, that designation held special significance for Nimmi Ramanujam, professor of biomedical engineering and global health and director of the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies.  Since 2012, she and her research team have been [...]

Stephanie Musinsky and Amanda Randles

March 01, 2017

Simulating Many Heartbeats

Undergraduate Stephanie Musinsky is upgrading a supercomputer program that can simulate blood flow down to the cellular level

A side-by-side image of a scanned cell and a measure of its internal disorder, which is directly related to its stiffness

February 28, 2017

A Better Way to Measure the Stiffness of Cancer Cells

Laser technique developed by Adam Wax peers through individual cells to gauge stiffness with unprecedented speed

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