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July 21, 2017

Rush Hour Pollution May Be More Dangerous Than You Think

In-car measurements of pollutants that cause oxidative stress found exposure levels for drivers to be twice as high as previously believed.

January 19, 2017

Chanwook Oh: Distributed Control of Wireless Networks

How did you become interested in the Pratt Fellows Program? When I started at Duke I was originally in BME, and I was actually thinking about medical school and going back to South Korea to become a doctor. When I came back after taking two years off for military service I dived back into the [...]

January 19, 2017

Efe Aras: Secure Cyberspace

How did you become interested in the Grand Challenge Scholars Program? I wanted to do a project related to security, and I already had fulfilled the some of the requirements, so I figured that the Grand Challenge Scholars program would give me the final push to do a project while still [...]

January 19, 2017

Farsiu Wins ARVO Foundation/Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras Translational Research Award

Sina Farsiu, an associate professor at Duke University with appointments in biomedical engineering, ophthalmology, electrical and computer engineering, and computer science, has won the 2017 Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Foundation/Pfizer Ophthalmics Carl Camras [...]

January 19, 2017

Cummings Named to New Federal Committee on Automation

Mary “Missy” Cummings, professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke University, has been named to a new Federal Committee on Automation established this month by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Focused on automation across a number of modes, the new committee [...]

January 12, 2017

Developing New Strategies for Cancer Drug Delivery, in Denmark and at Duke

In his role as an internationally prominent Niels Bohr Professor, Duke’s David Needham has established the Center for Single Particle Science and Engineering at Southern Denmark University (SDU) in Odense, Denmark. Four years after its launch, the center is making great progress towards its goal of [...]

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January 11, 2017

Tumor-Seeking Salmonella Treats Brain Tumors

New approach produces 20 percent survival rate in rat model where few typically live

Scovazzi with students

January 10, 2017

Scovazzi Wins Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers

The highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early stages of their independent research careers.

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January 10, 2017

Investigating the Impact of Nanomaterials on Living Things

We can't see them, but nanomaterials, both natural and manmade, are literally everywhere, from our personal care products to our building materials--we're even eating and drinking them. "Science Nation" video from NSF.

MR image of the brain

January 04, 2017

Evolving Deep Brain Stimulation Patterns

New approach saves energy while moving toward personalized treatment for Parkinson’s disease

January 04, 2017

Seeing Nano

The sewer gnat is a common nuisance around kitchen and bathroom drains that’s no bigger than a pea. But magnified thousands of times, its compound eyes and bushy antennae resemble a first place winner in a Movember mustache contest. Sewer gnats’ larger cousins, horseflies are known for their [...]

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