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January 10, 2018

The Atomic Dynamics of Rare Everlasting Electric Fields

Confirming a theoretical model required blasting a sample at 3,000 degrees with neutrons

Claudia Gunsch and PhD student Ryan Holzem

March 03, 2017

Teaming the Microbiome

If ever a match were made in scientific heaven, it’s between Big Data and Bioinformatics. Machine learning techniques have already begun to revolutionize our understanding of how bacteria influence human and environmental health and can efficiently produce a wide variety of products. Getting [...]

March 03, 2017

Data-Based Diagnosis

As overuse of antibiotics gives rise to new generations of resistant bacteria, clinicians face an important decision—hold back the drugs in case the patient turns out to have a viral infection, or prescribe them just in case? Duke engineers are working closely with genome scientists and clinicians [...]

March 03, 2017

Predicting Patient Outcomes

Less than 100 yards away from one of the Southeast’s busiest medical centers, Duke engineers Lawrence Carin and Ricardo Henao are working to keep people out of those inpatient beds. By designing algorithms to sift through reams of data in clinical records, the team is helping clinicians find better [...]

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March 03, 2017

Duke's Data Network

In a place where engineers can (and do) simply cross the street or even the hallway to connect with Medical Center clinicians, statisticians, or energy experts, it’s perhaps not surprising that Duke’s data-science research is literally all over the map—with teams coming together from across [...]

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March 03, 2017

Data and Decision-Making: Master's Students Take a Practical Approach

For Master of Engineering Management (MEM) students in the fast-growing Data & Decisions track, companies are becoming classrooms—thanks to the program’s capstone consulting practicums.

March 02, 2017

Schaad Named Fellow of American Society of Civil Engineers

David Schaad, professor of the practice of civil and environmental engineering, has been elected a Fellow in the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). Schaad joins the fewer than 3.5 percent of members to hold the prestigious honor recognizing those who have made celebrated contributions and [...]

Efe Aras and Galen Reeves in downtown Durham

March 02, 2017

Modeling Traffic with Self-Driving Cars

Senior Efe Aras creates city street models to predict how self-driving cars might affect traffic by parking themselves

colposcope team

March 01, 2017

Duke Team Reaches Milestone with Portable Cervical Cancer Screening Device

January was Cervical Health Awareness Month, and this year, that designation held special significance for Nimmi Ramanujam, professor of biomedical engineering and global health and director of the Center for Global Women’s Health Technologies.  Since 2012, she and her research team have been [...]

Stephanie Musinsky and Amanda Randles

March 01, 2017

Simulating Many Heartbeats

Undergraduate Stephanie Musinsky is upgrading a supercomputer program that can simulate blood flow down to the cellular level

A side-by-side image of a scanned cell and a measure of its internal disorder, which is directly related to its stiffness

February 28, 2017

A Better Way to Measure the Stiffness of Cancer Cells

Laser technique developed by Adam Wax peers through individual cells to gauge stiffness with unprecedented speed

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