Research News

April 10, 2007

Keck Futures Grant Supports Development of Liquid Electrodes for ‘Smart’ Prosthetics

The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative today announced that Warren Grill, of Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, and David Martin, of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, are recipients of a 2006 Futures grant to support their work on smart prosthetics.

March 26, 2007

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March 26, 2007

Light-Based Probe ‘Sees’ Early Cancers in First Tests on Human Tissue

In its first laboratory tests on human tissue, a light-based probe built by researchers at Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering almost instantly detected the earliest signs of cancer in cells that line internal organs.

February 16, 2007

Biomedical Engineers Advance on ‘Smart Bladder Pacemaker’

Duke University biomedical engineering researchers have moved a step closer to a "smart bladder pacemaker" that might one day restore bladder control in patients with spinal cord injury or neurological disease.

February 09, 2007

Bioptigen

Bioptigen has pioneered a new class of in vivo optical imaging systems for biomedical applications. These systems enable real-time non-invasive imaging of internal tissue microstructure, advancing critical applications in drug development, genetics research, tissue engineering, and medical vision.

February 05, 2007

Woven Scaffolds Could Improve Cartilage Repair

Using a unique weaving machine of their design, Duke University Medical Center researchers have created a three-dimensional fabric "scaffold" that could greatly improve the ability of physicians to repair damaged joints with the patient's own stem cells.

February 01, 2007

Pratt Fellow Wilusz Advances on a Solution to a Common Knee Injury

Pratt Undergraduate Research Fellow Rebecca Wilusz has made a discovery that could lead to changes in the way that physicians treat a common form of knee injury. Her studies in the lab of Professor Farshid Guilak suggest that anti-inflammatory medications might help to encourage tears of the knee [...]

February 01, 2007

Schoenleber, Pratt Fellow, Maps the Growing Human Skull

As children grow, their skulls grow with them. But physicians have lacked a good description of that developmental process, and a reliable way of recognizing early when something goes awry.

January 01, 2007

New Institute for Brain, Mind, Genes and Behavior Established

A new Duke University institute is asking what makes people think, feel and behave the way they do -- and its researchers say the answers may not only advance scientific understanding but also provide insight into societal problems and help patients who have a variety of disorders or diseases. One [...]

March 14, 2006

Ellerbee Aims to Capture 3D Dynamics in Single Cells

For most doctoral students, the path forward is clear: industry research career or academic research and teaching career. But Audrey Ellerbee, originally from New York, is considering a different path. And that’s not at all unusual for her.

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