News Archive for Faculty

Guillermo Sapiro and Helen Egger

June 15, 2017

Autism App Team Wins Cultural Diversity Award

International Society for Autism Research recognizes app designed to help expand autism screenings to young children in low-resource areas

Charles Gersbach

June 15, 2017

Gersbach Named Allen Distinguished Investigator

$1.5 million research award will help develop epigenetic tools to explore complex behaviors and diseases

A demonstration of the printed carbon nanotubes on a flexible surface. The prototype tire tread sensor (middle) is flanked by the logos of Duke University and Fetch Automotive Design Group.

June 14, 2017

Printed Sensors Monitor Tire Wear in Real Time

Electrical engineers have invented a printed sensor made of metallic carbon nanotubes that can monitor the tread of tires in real-time.

nerve growth using nerve bridge

June 12, 2017

Regenerating Damaged Nerves with "Pac-Man" Cells

A regenerative medicine approach to nerve damage may avoid the downsides of nerve graft surgery

still frame from quantum computing video

June 08, 2017

From the Abacus to Supercomputers to Quantum Computers

Jungsang Kim helps lead the charge into a new computing revolution

A newly optimized version of a diabetes treatment forms a “depot” for controlled release that persists more than 24 hours.

June 05, 2017

Injectable Solution May Provide Weeks of Glucose Control

New diabetes treatment lasts more than two weeks in primates, promising to eclipse current treatment options in humans.

screenshot of deblurring algorithm

June 05, 2017

Removing Blurred Lines Caused by Shaky Hands

Duke University algorithm recently integrated into Adobe After Effects makes blurred images caused by shaky footage a thing of the past

One example of the sorts of 3-D crystalline structures included in a relaunch of Crystal Lattice Structures, a venerable online cookbook for chemists

June 02, 2017

D.I.Y. Crystal-Makers Get Refurbished Online Cookbook

Crystalline structures database provides recipes for non-expert "chefs" cooking up new materials

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

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

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