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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

Pratt 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.

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

Markey wins AMIA New Investigator Award

Mia K. Markey, who received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Pratt in 2002 and is now an assistant professor at the University of Texas in Austin, has won the 2006 American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) New Investigator Award. This award recognizes an individual for early informatics [...]

January 01, 2007

BME Students Built $40 Insulin Pump, Handsfree Computer Mouse

Biomedical engineering students in BME 264, the biomedical instrumentation course taught by Associate Professor Patrick Wolf, capped off another semester with poster presentations of their inventions on Dec. 12. Kelly Fitzgerald and Patrick Parish presented a $40 insulin pump. By stripping the pump [...]

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.

September 15, 2004

Does a BME Degree Really Prepare You for Medical School? - Duke's Kemi Oni Says Yes

After surviving a six-week med school boot camp, Pratt biomedical engineering student Kemi Oni says she’s more than ready for medical school. Oni and 107 other minority students from around the U.S. gathered in New York City this past summer for the Minority Medical Education Program, sponsored by [...]

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