Duke BME Magazine
The Research Issue | Fall 2019
When Ashutosh Chilkoti took over as chair of Duke University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, one of his goals was to host a specialized conference for biomedical engineers in partnership with a high-impact research journal.
There are more than 86 billion neurons in the brain.
Several small slides sit in an incubator in Shyni Varghese’s lab at Duke University, where they are connected to an assortment of machines via a network of delicate clear tubes.
Charles Gersbach, the Rooney Family Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, leads a lab that is centered on developing and applying genome engineering tools––most notably CRISPR-based technology.
With a joint appointment in the departments of biomedical engineering and electrical and computer engineering, Muyinatu A. Lediju Bell uses her position as an assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University to push the boundaries of medical imaging.
Romaine lettuce. Ground beef. Eggs. Chicken. Turkey. The list of foodborne illness outbreaks in 2018 was so long it mirrored a grocery list and made eating some of your favorite meals seem like a risky activity.
Like many PhD students in Duke University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, Erika Moore wasn’t entirely settled on what career to pursue after graduation.
Leah Machlin didn’t expect to be working in an old tobacco factory in downtown Durham after graduating with a degree in biomedical engineering.
Every engineer knows that the design process is not a straightforward one.
At the end of each academic year, Marc Sommer, the director of undergraduate studies, and Elizabeth (Libby) Bucholz, the associate director of undergraduate studies, organize a town hall for graduating seniors from Duke University’s Department of Biomedical Engineering.
"These are not projects you can start the night before they are due."
Today, nearly 60 percent of babies develop jaundice in the days after their birth. Caused by a buildup of bilirupin in the blood, the disorder is characterized by a yellowing of the skin and eyes, and if left untreated, can lead to brain damage in newborns.
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In hospitals with plenty of resources, infants in the neonatal ward are connected to separate oxygen tanks where the gas flow is carefully regulated, ensuring that they receive proper oxygen therapy for any breathing problems they may have.
The generator that powers the Redemption Clinic doesn’t click on until 10:30 in the morning, but this delay doesn’t slow the crowd of patients who fill the health care center before 8 a.m.
In the bustling neighborhoods in Lima, Peru, it’s common to see bright pink trailers parked by the side of the road.