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An early prototype of the Camras Shunt

April 20, 2018

Entrepreneurial Insight

Lucinda Camras's startup aims to fight glaucoma

November 14, 2008

Renovations Increase Student Opportunities

In room 116, sophomores with Wii remotes strapped to their heads are jumping off chairs, being pushed in chairs or just plain walking past chairs and lab benches. In this BME110 Introduction to Biomechanics course, students are using the accelerometers in the remotes to measure the movements of [...]

November 14, 2008

Gold Nanostar: Shape of The Future

Rods, cones, cubes and spheres—move aside. Tiny gold stars, smaller than a billionth of a meter, may hold the promise for new approaches to medical diagnoses or testing for environmental contaminants.

November 14, 2008

Treating Third World Spine Injuries

Later this month during Engineering Week, teams of students from the Pratt School of Engineering and across the campus will compete in the annual Duke Start-Up Challenge, a school-year-long competition that culminates in a $25,000 prize. Last year's first place winner was a company that developed a [...]

November 10, 2008

Duke Engineering Contest Connects U.S. Students with National Problems

Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering challenges college students in the U.S. to create a video and an essay in response to this question: Which of the 14 grand challenges identified by the National Academy of Engineering would you choose to address, and how would you do it?

October 23, 2008

Duke's Smart Home Wins Green Award

The Duke Smart Home Program, a high-tech, 10-student residence for green living and learning, has been selected as the Green Nonprofit Program of the Year by the Triangle Business Journal.

October 14, 2008

Engineering World Health – Tanzania and Central America

In many ways, students who participate in Engineering World Health (EWH) programs are medical MacGyvers – using their engineering training and scavenging abilities to fix medical equipment in often remote locations under less-than-perfect conditions. In the process of providing a much needed [...]

October 14, 2008

Jim Gaston – New Smart Home Director

Jim Gaston’s passion is exploring the wonders of the watery wonders of the world. At any opportunity, he’s off to the North Carolina coast, or Key Largo, strapping on the tanks, and swimming along underwater reefs or long-wrecked ships. And he doesn’t just dive for his personal pleasure, he teaches [...]

September 17, 2008

New Technique Sees Into Tissue At Greater Depth, Resolution

By coupling a kicked-up version of microscopy with miniscule particles of gold, Duke University scientists are now able to peer so deep into living tissue that they can see molecules interacting. If future studies in animal models prove fruitful, the researchers believe that their new approach can [...]

August 28, 2008

Tiny 3-D Ultrasound Probe Guides Catheter Procedures

An ultrasound probe small enough to ride along at the tip of a catheter can provide physicians with clearer real-time images of soft tissue without the risks associated with conventional x-ray catheter guidance. Duke University biomedical engineers designed and fabricated the novel ultrasound probe [...]

August 13, 2008

Doku Named Fulbright Scholar

Stesha Doku, a biomedical engineering graduate, has been named as a Fulbright Scholar, making her the second Pratt student to receive this award this year.

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