Research News

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

Vardhman Kumar examines a microfluidic chip.

October 29, 2019

Big Ideas on a Small Surface

George Truskey and Shyni Varghese use custom lab-on-a-chip technologies to create novel models of tissues, organs and diseases

October 29, 2019

Turning Disordered Proteins into Stable, ‘Super-Sticky’ Materials

Improved protein control could lead to wound-healing gels and other applications

 Julia Kuhl)

October 27, 2019

Zooming in on Neuronal Behavior

With novel approaches to studying neurons, Yiyang Gong and Michael Tadross seek to understand the body’s most complicated organ

The Collier Lab

October 25, 2019

The Body on Defense

In his lab at Duke, Joel Collier uses synthetic nanomaterials to boost the body’s natural defenses

Super-resolution microscopy reveals the complex architecture of the actin cytoskeleton in a migrating epithelial cell

October 25, 2019

Understanding Cells Under Pressure

Brenton Hoffman's lab explores how mechanical forces can shape and control our cells

Ravi Bellamkonda addresses the crowd at the Engineering Biology for Medicine conference.

October 22, 2019

Engineering Biology for Medicine Inaugural Conference Held at Duke

The new conference hosted by Duke Biomedical Engineering, Nature Biomedical Engineering and Nature Medicine created a collaborative environment to share innovative research