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A dashboard view from a vehicle taking measurements of certain types of pollutants during rush hour in Atlanta

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.

A prototype of the speculum-free “pocket colposcope” being developed by Duke University produces images on a smart phone or laptop and can make cervical cancer screening more accessible to women living in low-resource areas.

May 31, 2017

New Tech Promises Easier Cervical Cancer Screening

“Pocket colposcope” removes need for speculum, may enable self-screening

duke robotics submarine in water

May 26, 2017

A Leviathan Lurking in the Foundry

Duke's first student Robosub in nearly a decade competes in an international competition

Yilun Zhou works with the team’s picking robot at the Amazon Picking Challenge in Leipzig, Germany.

May 25, 2017

Envisioning the Future of Robots

The Amazon Picking Challenge pits Pratt's finest against international professionals and the demands of tomorrow's industrial needs

BME Postdoctoral Fellow Isaac Hilton

May 22, 2017

BME Postdoc Awarded Competitive CPRIT Grant for Cancer Research

As part of the CPRIT program, BME's Isaac Hilton will work at Rice University where he will receive funding to study innovative cancer research.

Pratt School of Engineering graduates celebrate after earning their degrees.

May 19, 2017

Oh the Places Grads Go

New Duke BME Graduates Enter the Workforce

A look at the cellular difference between brain cells involved in a severe concussion (left) versus a minor concussion (right).

May 19, 2017

Duke Joins $9.25M Project to Understand Concussion and Improve Recovery

Project focuses on the underlying cellular mechanisms of concussion

Guglielmo Scovazzi accepts the 2017 Alumnus of the Year award from Politecnico di Torino

May 18, 2017

Scovazzi Named 2017 Alumnus of the Year by Politecnico di Torino

The ceremony took place on Sunday May 14, in the Aula Magna of Politecnico

computer chip

May 18, 2017

Chakrabarty Wins 2017 IEEE Circuits and Systems Society Technical Achievement Award

Computer engineering innovator recognized for work in lab-on-a-chip design automation, 3-D integrated circuits and wireless sensor networks

Students head out to quantify the contribution of emissions from trash burning to the overall air pollution

May 17, 2017

The Impact of Trash Burning on Air Quality

The Indian Institute of Technology - Gandhinagar teams up with Duke to investigate health implications of common roadside fires in urban India

A schematic of how TdT builds precise single strands of DNA

May 16, 2017

Oddball Enzyme Provides Easy Path to Synthetic Biomaterials

New recipe uses overlooked DNA builder to simplify production of synthetic biomaterials

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