Research News

Jennifer Doudna

October 21, 2021

CRISPR at a Tipping Point

A Q&A with Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna

artist's rendering of a polymer network

October 20, 2021

Duke Soft Matter Symposium Attracts Worldwide Audience

Duke Materials Initiative’s milestone event on polymer networks engages 300+ attendees from 16 nations

ASCENT will improve and accelerate the development and clinical translation of nerve stimulation therapies by making model-based approaches more accessible, reproducible, and efficient

September 07, 2021

‘ASCENT’ Makes it Easier to Study Electrical Stimulation of Nerves

Computational platform allows non-experts to create patient-specific, 3D models of nerves being electrically stimulated

Roarke Horstmeyer

September 03, 2021

Harnessing Light to Measure Brain Function

A portable optical tool promises to make surgical planning easier and less invasive for children who need surgery for epilepsy

September 02, 2021 | Duke Today

NSF Creates Polymer Chemistry Optimization Center at Duke for Future Materials

The National Science Foundation has awarded a five-year, $20 million grant to Duke University researchers to explore and optimize the chemical structure and physical properties of individual molecules in a polymer network.

A woman is in front of the OCT system. It takes images of her eyes.

August 04, 2021

Robotic Scanner Automates Diagnostic Imaging in the Eye

By removing the need for highly trained technicians, the imaging tool could make it easier to diagnose eye diseases outside of specialized clinics

Microscopic images of fluorescent cells

August 03, 2021 | Duke Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies

New Mice Enable CRISPR-based Epigenome Editing in Living Animals

Researchers have developed two new transgenic mouse lines that will enable broad studies into gene regulation


June 08, 2021 | Duke Today

$100 Million to Advance Duke Science and Technology Research

The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, N.C., is supporting Duke University’s efforts to expand its faculty in computation, materials science and the resilience of the body and brain by completing the second phase of a $100 million investment. This is the largest award Duke University has ever received.

implant from Matthew Becker's lab

June 01, 2021

Developing Biomaterial Implants to Improve Human Health

Duke materials scientists combine engineering and medicine to treat bone injury, disease, pain and more

Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies (CAGT) left to right Maria Ciofani, Assistant Professor of Immunology Greg Crawford, Associate Professor of Pediatrics Charles Gersbach, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Surgery Tim Reddy, Associate Professor of Bioinformatics and Biostatistics Kris Wood, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology

May 06, 2021

$8 Million Grant Aims to Better Understand Disease Mechanisms of Schizophrenia

The NIH grant seeks to uncover more clues into what genes increase the risk of developing schizophrenia