Research News

Charles Gersbach

June 15, 2017

Gersbach Named Allen Distinguished Investigator

$1.5 million research award will help develop epigenetic tools to explore complex behaviors and diseases

nerve growth using nerve bridge

June 12, 2017

Regenerating Damaged Nerves with "Pac-Man" Cells

A regenerative medicine approach to nerve damage may avoid the downsides of nerve graft surgery

A newly optimized version of a diabetes treatment forms a “depot” for controlled release that persists more than 24 hours.

June 05, 2017

Injectable Solution May Provide Weeks of Glucose Control

New diabetes treatment lasts more than two weeks in primates, promising to eclipse current treatment options in humans.

BME students Emelina Vienneau (top left), Sarah Jacobs (bottom left), Julia Ross (top right) and Petek Sener (bottom right) will participate in the Coulter College design experience in August.

June 02, 2017

BME Design Team Selected for 2017 BMES Coulter College Program

BME students Emelina Vienneau, Sarah Jacobs, Julia Ross and Petek Sener will participate in the competitive four-day design experience in August.

A prototype of the speculum-free “pocket colposcope” being developed by Duke University produces images on a smart phone or laptop and can make cervical cancer screening more accessible to women living in low-resource areas.

May 31, 2017

New Tech Promises Easier Cervical Cancer Screening

“Pocket colposcope” removes need for speculum, may enable self-screening

BME Postdoctoral Fellow Isaac Hilton

May 22, 2017

BME Postdoc Awarded Competitive CPRIT Grant for Cancer Research

As part of the CPRIT program, BME's Isaac Hilton will work at Rice University where he will receive funding to study innovative cancer research.

Pratt School of Engineering graduates celebrate after earning their degrees.

May 19, 2017

Oh the Places Grads Go

New Duke BME Graduates Enter the Workforce

A look at the cellular difference between brain cells involved in a severe concussion (left) versus a minor concussion (right).

May 19, 2017

Duke Joins $9.25M Project to Understand Concussion and Improve Recovery

Project focuses on the underlying cellular mechanisms of concussion

image made from photoacoustic technology

May 10, 2017

Lasers Make Sound Waves That Reveal Live Views of Organs in Action

Full-body scans of small animals achieved in real-time with high resolution

May 02, 2017

Students, Doctors Develop Next-Generation Surgical Implants

Undergraduates rapidly prototype biomedical devices on Duke’s 3D metal printer

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