Duke BME in the News

Check out the latest media coverage of Duke biomedical engineering research and education.

Biospace |

Epigenetic Editing Explodes on the Heels of Gene Editing Success

Charles Gersbach weighs in on the use of CRISPR to create epigenetic treatments that could hit the market by the end of the decade.

Interesting Engineering |

Spaceship-Like Disc Detects Colon Cancer With Sound-Driven Droplet Vibration

Discover the innovative spaceship-like disc that allows quick and precise tests for cancer

The Scientist |

A Master Regulator of Gene Expression

A CRISPR-based screening platform helped Charles Gersbach and colleagues identify a transcription factor that makes CAR T cells better at killing cancer cells.

US News |

New Advances in Deep Brain Stimulation Treatment for Parkinson's

Two new strategies using deep brain stimulation can improve symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, Duke University researchers have found

BBC News |

Science in Action

Weekly science news radio show features research from Junjie Yao on developing ink that can be used to 3D print structures within the body using sound


In Pigs, Researchers Show Ultrasound Could Be Used for 3D Printing Inside the Body

BME Professor Junjie Yao has helped develop a 3D bioprinting technique that uses sound waves and injectable ink to create structures deep within human tissue

Technology Networks |

Genome’s “Master” Regulator Could Be Used To Enhance T-Cell Therapy

BME Professor Charles Gersbach has discovered a single master regulator of the genome that can be used to reprogram a network of thousands of genes in T cells to better treat cancer

Newsweek |

Brain Implant Translates Thoughts Into Words Faster Than Ever

BME Professor Jonathan Viventi’s speech prosthetic might one day help people unable to talk due to neurological disorders regain the ability to communicate through a brain-computer interface.

AP News |

Amphibians Are the World’s Most Vulnerable Animals and Threats Are Increasing

BME Professor Junjie Yao speaks to the fragility of most frogs species due to their biology.

TechCrunch |

This Week in AI: Experiments, Retirements, and Extinction Events

BME Professor Daniel Reker's research using "active learning" to identify weaknesses in a machine learning dataset such as too many of one type of input is included in a weekly roundup on advances in AI.