cell culture demonstrating conjugation

November 22, 2017

Managing Antibiotics Not Enough to Reverse Resistance

Gene-swapping bacteria don’t lose resistance after antibiotics end

March 01, 2007

Pratt Supporters Donald Alstadt and John Strohbehn Die

Duke’s Pratt School of Engineering lost two good friends in February with the deaths of Donald M. Alstadt, chairman emeritus of the Lord Corp. and former member of Pratt’s Board of Visitors, and John Strohbehn, former Duke provost and professor emeritus of biomedical engineering.

March 01, 2007

Civic Engagement to Become Integral to a Duke Undergraduate Education

In one of the most ambitious efforts of its kind in U.S. higher education, Duke University will make civic engagement an integral part of its undergraduate experience beginning in 2008, university president Richard H. Brodhead announced on Feb. 12. The university is planning at least three pilot [...]

March 01, 2007

Taking Advice from Alumni

On Feb. 9, Pratt school alums offered advice to current students at two different forums. Natalie Wisniewski, a medical device consultant who obtained her doctorate in biomedical engineering in Professor Monte Reichert's lab, spoke at a Women in Science and Engineering (WiSE) event on enhancing [...]

March 01, 2007

How to Catch a Monsoon

Duke undergraduates in the biomedical engineering capstone course "Design for the Developing World" tested devices they designed and built to catch monsoon rainwater. The devices, each built with no more than $20 worth of parts from The Home Depot, were tested Feb. 15 with simulated monsoon rains [...]

February 22, 2007

Orville Pierson, Director of Program Design, Lee Hecht Harrison

Orville Pierson is the author of The Unwritten Rules of the Highly Effective Job Search published by McGraw-Hill in 2006. He is also Senior Vice President, Corporate Director of Program Design and Service Delivery for Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH), a $200 million career services company with 240 offices worldwide.

February 16, 2007

Biomedical Engineers Advance on ‘Smart Bladder Pacemaker’

Duke University biomedical engineering researchers have moved a step closer to a "smart bladder pacemaker" that might one day restore bladder control in patients with spinal cord injury or neurological disease.

February 15, 2007


Dean Kristina M. Johnson and Duke electrical and computer engineering doctoral graduate Sangrok Lee founded MBright, a next-generation digital display technology company after winning $50,000 in startup funding from the Duke Startup Challenge in 2004. MBright utilizes liquid crystal on silicon [...]

February 15, 2007

NDI Medical

Formed in 2002, NDI Medical develops, manufactures, commercializes and markets neurostimulation products. Their experienced team of business executives, engineers and regulatory professionals have built a successful, growing, implantable neurostimulation medical device company located in Cleveland [...]

February 15, 2007


Photonics and ultrasound engineering researchers from Duke's Pratt School of Engineering and George Washington University created a spinoff company in 2003 to market a novel optical scanner miniaturized enough to be inserted into the body, where its light beams could someday detect abnormalities [...]

February 15, 2007


Illuminus is a Duke spinoff company developing technology to measure the removal of breast tumors during breast conserving surgery. An estimated 125,000 women diagnosed with early stage breast cancer receive breast conserving surgery each year. The project manager, Dr. Nimmi Ramanujam, an [...]