Research News

BME’s Nimmi Ramanujam demonstrates the Pocket Colposcope to Duke University President Vincent Price. The invention is a low-cost device that helps screen for and diagnose cervical cancer.

November 01, 2017

Engineering a New Narrative

Duke biomedical engineers are creating unique tools geared toward women's health to address global health disparities

Daniel Joh, MD-PhD student in BME, prepares serum samples during a field test at the Redemption Clinic in Monrovia, Liberia

November 01, 2017

Five Days of Fieldwork

BME students test a diagnostic tool in Liberia

Associate Professor Xiling Shen

November 01, 2017

"Body-on-a-Chip" Technology to Explore Colorectal Cancer

Collaborative five-year, $2.6 million grant with Cleveland Clinic and Cornell University will help better understand disease development

Duke 3D ultrasound device

October 31, 2017

The $10 Ultrasound Upgrade

Clip-on device featuring a $10 microchip gives standard 2-D ultrasound machines 3-D imaging capabilities

Roarke Horstmeyer

October 23, 2017

Roarke Horstmeyer: Visualizing New Biomedical Imaging Tools and Techniques

New faculty member Roarke Horstmeyer explores new imaging techniques to uncover new information about biological systems

Chris Lam (second from left, back row) with the medical staff at Family Health Ministries at the Blanchard Clinic in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, one of his clinical collaborator sites.

October 18, 2017

Chris Lam Brings Engineering Expertise to Global Health

The BME PhD student and DGHI doctoral scholar has a passion for engineering medical devices to influence global health outcomes

Duke and Makerere BME students during the Spring Break trip to Uganda earlier this year.

October 17, 2017

Building Biomedical Engineering Capacity through Educational Partnerships

In an editorial in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering, researchers discuss the value of international education partnerships

Black dots mark gold nanoparticles that have been attracted to the surface of pressure-sensitive domes constructed by engineered bacteria.

October 09, 2017

Bacteria Self-Organize to Build Working Sensors

Bacteria with synthetic gene circuit self-assemble into working device

October 01, 2017

Developing Novel Diagnostic Tools

Diagnosing Dengue and Malaria  Tuan Vo-Dinh, Director of the Fitzpatrick Institute for Photonics, the R. Eugene and Susie E. Goodson Professor of Biomedical Engineering, and Professor of Chemistry at Duke, is currently at work on multiple diagnostic assays for point-of-care settings. The first is a [...]

Amanda Randles

September 28, 2017

Amanda Randles Wins IEEE-CS High Performance Computing Award

Award recognizes young researchers who have made outstanding, influential and potentially long-lasting contributions in the field of high-performance computing

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