Research News

artist rendition of microbiology in action inside a cell

January 02, 2020

Duke Researchers Garner Over $6 Million in NIH Funding to Fight Genetic Diseases

Collaborative work using CRISPR genome editing to address the burden of genetic neuromuscular diseases flourishes across Duke

Three rows of broken bones imaged with precise 3D scans, gradually healing from left to right

December 13, 2019

Bone Bandage Soaks Up Pro-Healing Biochemical To Accelerate Repair

Trapping adenosine at the site of a bone break speeds recovery in mice

A circlular microscope view of green tendrils filled with small splotches - stained neurons inside a colon

December 11, 2019

A Window into the Hidden World of Colons

Combining a skin-level glass window with a gut-stabilizing magnet, researchers get a view into the colon of a live animal

Jeffrey Krolik (left) and Sina Farsiu (right)

December 04, 2019

Farsiu, Krolik Elected Fellows of the IEEE

Duke engineers honored for research improving ophthalmic image processing and resolution and contributions to statistical signal and sensor array processing for radar and sonar

 Ravi Bellamkonda, Carol Kaganov, Alan L. Kaganov and Ashutosh Chilkoti attend the first symposium sponsored by the Kaganov Initiative in 2017.

November 26, 2019

Kaganov Gift Fuels Collaborations in Pulmonary Medicine Research

A 2017 gift from Alan and Carol Kaganov has jumpstarted new research and collaborative initiatives aimed at improving lung disease outcomes

A bowl-shaped lighting device with two concentric circles of LED lights lit up at the bottom

November 20, 2019

Machine Learning Microscope Adapts Lighting to Improve Diagnoses

Prototype microscope teaches itself the best illumination settings for diagnosing malaria

A drawing of a bone (top) with layered images of its interior created by OCT (bottom)

November 12, 2019

Low-Cost, Portable System Takes OCT Beyond Ophthalmology

Duke Engineers adapt OCT system to make it useful for minimally invasive joint surgery

 Gersbach Lab)

November 01, 2019

The Evolution of Genetic Engineering

A Q&A with Charles Gersbach

 Bursac Lab)

October 31, 2019

Fixing Muscle and the Brain

Nenad Bursac and Tatiana Segura are engineering hydrogel microenvironments to physically and chemically support the growth of skeletal muscle and brain tissue

Graduate student Yangxiaolu (Will) Cao speaks with Lingchong You in the You lab space.

October 31, 2019

Programming Cell Behavior

With work spanning gene circuits, antibiotic resistance and the mathematical modeling of cellular networks, Lingchong You explores how to best to harness microbes for medical purposes