News Archive for Grad Student

June 04, 2013

Genetic Editing for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

DURHAM, N.C. -- Using a novel genetic ‘editing’ technique, Duke University biomedical engineers have been able to repair a defect responsible for one of the most common inherited disorders, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, in cell samples from Duchenne patients. Instead of the common gene therapy [...]

May 21, 2013

Pratt Celebrates Class of 2013 Graduation

Duke University awarded degrees to 527 undergraduate and graduate engineering students on Sunday, May 12 in ceremonies that began with university-wide commencement exercises  at Wallace Wade Stadium and included Pratt School of Engineering celebrations at Cameron Indoor Stadium and Duke Chapel. A [...]

May 21, 2013

New Method for Producing Clean Hydrogen

DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke University engineers have developed a novel method for producing clean hydrogen, which could prove essential to weaning society off of fossil fuels and their environmental implications. While hydrogen is ubiquitous in the environment, producing and collecting molecular hydrogen [...]

May 20, 2013

For Tropical Rainfall, Timing Is Everything

DURHAM, N.C. -- With changes in the global climate, certain regions of the tropics will likely experience growing unpredictability of their seasonal cycles of rain and drought, according to a new analysis by Duke and Princeton University engineers. While life in these regions has adapted to these [...]

March 13, 2013

Duke, Peer Schools Announce International Scholarship Focused on Global Grand Challenges

Eight U.S. universities including Duke have established the Vest Scholarship program to spur international collaborations among graduate students whose studies are focused on tackling some of the world’s biggest challenges. The scholarship, named after the outgoing National Academy of Engineering ( [...]

February 27, 2013

Silver Nanoparticles May Adversely Affect Environment

DURHAM, N.C. – In experiments reproducing the natural environment, Duke University researchers have demonstrated that silver nanoparticles, which are used in many consumer products, can have an adverse effect on plants and microorganisms. These preliminary findings are important, the researchers [...]

January 18, 2013

Novel Sensor Provides Bigger Picture

DURHAM, N.C. –  Duke University engineers have developed a novel “sensor” that is more efficient, versatile, and cheaper for potential use in such applications as airport security scanners, and collision avoidance systems for aircraft, cars or maritime vessels.. The researchers fabricated a unique [...]

January 07, 2013

Lucinda Camras: Scientist and Entrepreneur

Lucinda Camras has to wait only a little while longer before she’s able to put “Ph.D.” after her name, and when that time comes, those letters will follow several other impressive letters – CSO – as in chief scientific officer. In her first year of graduate training at Duke, Lucinda had already [...]

November 12, 2012

Making a Better Invisibility Cloak

DURHAM, N.C. –  The first working “cloaking” device reported by Duke University electrical engineers in 2006 worked like a charm, but it wasn’t perfect. Now a member of that laboratory has come up with a design that ties up one of the major loose ends from the original device. These new findings [...]

October 01, 2012

Duke Blue Light Controls Gene Expression

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke University bioengineers have developed a system for ordering genes to produce proteins using blue light. This new approach could greatly improve the ability of researchers and physicians to control gene expression, which is the process by which genes give instructions for the [...]