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Squiggly black and white lines like a maze

September 23, 2022

An AI Message Decoder Based on Bacterial Growth Patterns

New encryption method uses simulated bacterial growth based on specific initial conditions to form patterns corresponding to letters

A graphic art image of how nanorattles are made (top) with black-and-white microscope images of circles and blocks below

September 13, 2022

Nanorattles Shake Up New Possibilities for Disease Detection

New nanoparticle shape can greatly enhance signals from multiple separate biomarkers at once, accurately detecting head and neck cancers without biopsies to improve global health

Priyamvada Acharya and the Cryo EM instrument at Duke

September 13, 2022 | Duke University School of Medicine

Duke Engineering-hosted Cryo-EM is a Workhorse in Search for a Vaccine for HIV

Cryogenic electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) rapidly creates high-resolution images of the smallest pieces of proteins at the atomic level.

The two manikins are side-by-side. Helga is covered in blue fabric while Zohar has a black vest

September 03, 2022

Artemis I Moon Mission: Collaboration with Duke Researchers to Send Manikins to Measure Radiation

The models will collect valuable data about the radiation levels astronauts face as they travel through space

An artistic representation of a cell floating with a bunch of other cells with interior structures made of red and pink

August 29, 2022

Microbial Communities Stay Healthy By Swapping Knowledge

High levels of horizontal gene transfer could help researchers engineer useful microbiomes independent of unstable population dynamics

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August 23, 2022 | Duke Today

Patient Wearables, Meds-by-Tattoo, Pollution Detection & Ag Tech Among 2022 Duke Science & Technology Seed Grants

This year’s DST Seed Grant winners represent the great potential for significant medical, engineering and scientific contributions to region and nation.

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July 15, 2022

Watching Primordial Neural Cells Grow in 3D Scaffolds to Heal Brain Injury

Tracking how neural progenitor cells respond to biochemical signals while moving and growing through a biocompatible jungle gym could help develop brain-healing biogels

Warren Grill

July 12, 2022

Grill Team Wins Competitive Neuromod Prize

Warren Grill and his collaborators developed a winning vision for their neuromodulation therapy

The NSF Fellowship Recipients

June 30, 2022

Thirteen Biomedical Engineering Graduate Students Earn National Science Foundation Fellowships

Highly competitive national awards will help new and returning Duke BME graduate students conduct research on campus

A color-changing mouse model was developed for deep-tissue organ-specific optogenetic control (left) and photoacoustic imaging (right).

June 06, 2022

Color-Changing Mouse Model Allows Researchers to Non-Invasively Study Deep Tissues

Changing the color of mouse tissue helps scientists isolate and remove background noise to improve imaging