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September 16, 2016

Holographic Imaging and Deep Learning Diagnose Malaria

Researchers have devised a method for computers to autonomously and quickly diagnose malaria with clinically relevant accuracy.

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September 27, 2016

Duke Establishes Biomedical Engineering Partnership with Makerere University

Duke students interested in biomedical engineering (BME) and global health now have a new opportunity to fuse their interests in a collaborative trans-continental partnership. The recently establishedDuke-Makerere University BME Partnership will connect students and faculty in the BME program at [...]

September 14, 2016

New Study Abroad Program Designed for Engineering Students

New "Duke-In" program provides a study abroad option for engineering students that also counts toward graduation course requirements

September 12, 2016

Connecting the Symptoms of Pancreatic Cancer with Big Data

Duke’s Data+ program explores the connection between type 2 diabetes and pancreatic cancer in the Duke electronic medical record

September 06, 2016

Coulter Partnership 2016: Five research teams funded for projects focused on improving human health

Five teams of biomedical engineers and clinicians have received one-year grants for research through the 2016 Coulter-Duke Translational Partnership. This year’s recipients are developing devices that range from a robotic surgical assist device for improving corneal transplant to a point-of-care [...]

August 29, 2016

Distinguishing Solar Panels from Swimming Pools

Duke students and researchers are using deep learning to autonomously spot solar panels from the sky

August 23, 2016

Hacking into a Bionic Ear

Engineering student Vinay Nagaraj uses his experience hacking cochlear implants to land an internship designing wearables to improve children’s language skills.

August 11, 2016

Directly Reprogramming a Cell's Identity with Gene Editing

Researchers use CRISPR to turn connective tissue directly into neuronal cells with better results than previous methods.

August 08, 2016

Slowly Pulling Proteins Apart Reveals Unexpected Path to Stability

By slowly pulling apart a protein called Protein S, researchers have discovered a previously unknown stable conformation made possible by a little help from its best friend.

August 01, 2016

Gong Named 2016 Vallee Young Investigator

Yiyang Gong, assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University, has been selected to receive a 2016 Vallee Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes “extraordinary accomplishments and future promise” by providing $250,000 to further basic biomedical research projects to four [...]

August 01, 2016

Handheld Device Takes High-Resolution Images of Children's Retinas

A handheld retina imaging device will gather detailed structural information about the eyes of infants and toddlers for the first time.

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