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Michael Rubinstein joins Duke from UNC

September 21, 2017

Michael Rubinstein: A Collaborative Approach to Soft-Matter Engineering and Science

New faculty member Michael Rubinstein creates polymeric models to bridge scientific disciplines and advance soft-matter research.

The SMIF Undergraduate User Program provides Duke students with hands-on experience working with specialized equipment for fabrication, characterization, and imaging of micro- and nanoscale objects.

August 21, 2017

Duke Undergrads Explore Nanoscience Research

A unique program gives Duke undergraduates hands-on experience working with specialized equipment for fabrication, characterization, and imaging of micro- and nanoscale objects.

gold nanostars 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

George A. Truskey

August 10, 2017

Truskey Reappointed as Senior Associate Dean for Duke Engineering

George A. Truskey has been reappointed as senior associate dean of the Pratt School of Engineering for a four-year term, serving through June 30, 2021. In this role, Truskey provides overarching leadership for research advancement and space planning at Pratt, while leading additional strategic [...]

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

microbot origami

August 07, 2017

Microbot Origami Can Capture, Transport Single Cells

Microscopic cubes assembled and pre-programmed by magnetic fields capture and transport single cells

Ashutosh Chilkoti has agreed to remain chair of Duke University's Department of Biomedical Engineering for another five years

July 27, 2017

Chilkoti Reappointed Chair of Duke BME

Plans to build on the department’s efforts to recruit exceptional junior and senior faculty while creating a close-knit culture

The three founders of Encapsio. From left to right - Wyatt Shields, Nick Kirby, and Wes Day

June 19, 2017

From Entrepreneurs to Encapsio

A Q&A with Three Duke Entrepreneurs Marrying Technology with Business

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