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A light assay used in the new cancer treatment moving toward clinical trials

September 26, 2017

Light-Based Cancer Therapy Moves Through Clinical Trials

A major interdisciplinary collaboration led by Duke CTSI yields a novel cancer therapy using light-activated compounds

Duke undergraduates Ankit Rastogi (L) and Zui Dighe (R), the North American finalists in Schneider Electric's 2017 Go Green in the City case competition, will head to Paris in October for the international finals.

August 09, 2017

Student Team’s Success in Energy Case Competition is Powered By the Unique Duke Experience

A Duke University undergraduate team has taken top honors in the North American division of Schneider Electric’s 2017 Go Green in the City case competition

A prototype of the D4 assay

August 08, 2017

Inkjet-Printed Tool Enables Sensitive Diagnostic Testing in Point-of-Care Settings

New portable platform can show results in 15 minutes, allowing for rapid and sensitive diagnostic testing in resource-limited settings

A woman in Tanzania gives her newborn baby antiretroviral drugs from a Pratt Pouch.

August 08, 2017

Tiny Packet Is Making a Big—and Growing—Dent in Childhood HIV

The Pratt Pouch is expanding its reach in Ecuador and a new initiative will bring the pouch to Uganda

microbot origami

August 07, 2017

Microbot Origami Can Capture, Transport Single Cells

Microscopic cubes assembled and pre-programmed by magnetic fields capture and transport single cells

Zehra Parlak looks at her proof-of-principle point-of-care diagnostic device, the foundation of her startup company called Qatch

August 01, 2017

Startup Aims to “Qatch” Blood Coagulation Data

Platform could extend to detecting biomarkers for disease diagnosis

Ken Gall, chair of the department of mechanical engineering and materials science and co-founder of Vertera Spine

July 31, 2017

Vertera Spine Announces FDA Clearance of COALESCE™ porous PEEK Lumbar Interbody Fusion Device

Company co-founded by MEMS Chair Ken Gall announces clearance for a new biomedical spinal fusion device

Jungsang Kim, one of the founders of IonQ

July 28, 2017

IonQ Raises $20M to Advance Quantum Computing for Commercial Applications

Company aims to bring quantum computers to market using differentiated ion-trapping approach

Ashutosh Chilkoti has agreed to remain chair of Duke University's Department of Biomedical Engineering for another five years

July 27, 2017

Chilkoti Reappointed Chair of Duke BME

Plans to build on the department’s efforts to recruit exceptional junior and senior faculty while creating a close-knit culture

A model system of a fungal spore and the water droplets that disperse them

July 26, 2017

Fungal Spores Harness Physics to Launch Themselves

Evolution has shaped fungal spores to aim and power their launch with merging water droplets

Tony Jun Huang

July 24, 2017

Huang Wins Analytical Chemistry 2017 Young Innovator Award

Award recognizes contributions demonstrating exceptional technical advancement and innovation in the field of micro- or nanofluidics

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