News Archive for ECE - biological applications

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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.

July 13, 2016

Duke Robotics in Action

Come along for a brief tour through just a few of the current projects being pursued by the up-and-coming Duke Robotics group.

March 17, 2016

Chakrabarty Named Hans Fischer Senior Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, the William H. Younger Professor of Engineering in Duke University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has been named the Hans Fischer Senior Research Fellow at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The three-year fellowship includes up to $180,000 and [...]

March 16, 2016

New Collaborative Seed Grant Program Gives Eight Awards

A new program aimed at fostering interactions between researchers in the School of Medicine and the campus has awarded its first round of seed grants to eight project teams. "The overarching goal of this program is to encourage collaborations around quantitative basic and clinical research [...]

June 01, 2015

Waiting to Exhale

A startup company based on technology invented at Duke University is working to make blood glucose measurement as easy as exhalation—and end the need to draw blood. The idea is the brainchild of Ryan McCormick, a recent PhD graduate from Duke’s Department of Computer and Electrical Engineering (ECE [...]

April 02, 2015

Chakrabarty Receives 2015 IEEE Computer Society Technical Achievement Award

Krishnendu Chakrabarty, the William H. Younger Distinguished Professor of Engineering in Duke University’s Electrical and Computer Engineering Department, has received the 2015 Technical Achievement Award from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Computer Society. The award [...]

December 12, 2014

Blake Wilson Named 2015 IEEE Fellow

Blake Wilson, adjunct professor of surgery, biomedical engineering, and electrical and computer engineering at Duke University, has been named a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) in recognition for his work in the development of cochlear implants. The IEEE Grade [...]

October 28, 2014

The Skin Cancer Selfie

Melanoma is the fifth most common cancer type in the United States, and it's also the deadliest form of skin cancer, causing more than 75 percent of skin-cancer deaths. If caught early enough, though, it is almost always curable. Now, a camera capable of taking snapshots of the entire human body [...]

September 18, 2013

Genomic Test Accurately Sorts Viral Versus Bacterial Infections

A blood test developed by Duke researchers showed more than 90-percent accuracy in distinguishing between viral and bacterial infections when tested in people with respiratory illnesses. The test, which detects a specific genetic “signature” that the sick person’s immune system expresses as a [...]

September 28, 2009

DARPA-Funded Study to Detect Viral Infection Before Symptoms Appear

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the research arm of the U.S. Department of Defense, has awarded Duke University $19.5 million for an effort led by the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy (IGSP) to design a portable, easy-to-use diagnostic device that can reveal [...]

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