Research News

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April 02, 2020

Duke Leverages Cryo-Electron Microscope Facility in the Race for Coronavirus Vaccine

Despite most of campus being shut down, Duke Engineers are keeping an advanced electron microscope running to help find the coronavirus's Achilles heel

Sina Farsiu

April 01, 2020

Farsiu Elected to AIMBE College of Fellows

Honor represents top two percent of medical and biological engineers

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March 12, 2020

Heat and Light Create Never-Before-Seen Biocompatible Microparticles

Innovative manufacturing technique can create new types of microparticles for applications such as drug delivery, diagnostics and tissue engineering

Microporous annealed particle scaffold engineered to treat skin tissue

March 06, 2020

Segura Receives Three NIH R01 Grants to Engineer Materials for Brain and Skin Repair

With more than $6 million in funding, Tatiana Segura will explore how to use biomaterials to heal damaged brain tissue after stroke and skin tissue after injury

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February 20, 2020

Faster. Stronger. Smarter.

Artificial intelligence is shaping the future of eye care—and Duke is leading the way

Nimmi Ramanujam

February 19, 2020

"Cervical Cancer Revolution” Proposal Among Top 100 for MacArthur $100 Million Grant

Duke biomedical engineer Nimmi Ramanujam’s plan aims to close the cervical cancer inequity gap and catalyze a new model of women-centered health care

Samira Musah

February 14, 2020

Musah Named Among Inspiring Black Scientists in America

Biomedical engineer Samira Musah was recognized for her innovative research in stem cell engineering and human kidney disease

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February 14, 2020

WWI Helmets Protect Against Shock Waves Just as Well as Modern Designs

French Adrian helmet suggests simple geometry may save brains from overhead blasts

Ph.D. student Brinnae Bent prepares to download information from a wearable health monitoring device while assistant professor Jessilyn Dunn looks on. (Les Todd)

February 10, 2020

Heart Rate Measurements of Wearable Monitors Vary by Activity, Not Skin Color

Testing finds skin tones don’t alter the accuracy of heart rate monitors on smart watches and fitness trackers, but activities affect readings

Two children in each other's arms that have many signs of advanced aging

February 06, 2020

Engineered Living-Cell Blood Vessel Provides New Insights to Progeria

New model reveals a unique role of the cells lining blood vessels in progeria, a rare accelerated-aging disease