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Check out the latest media coverage of Duke engineering research and education.


The Daily Mail | December 6, 2018

Superbugs CAN Be Treated: Doctors Reveal Many Infections Considered Resistant are Still Curable with Antibiotics

Featuring Lingchong You

Lingchong you shows defining bacteria as either resistant or resilient can prolong the life of first-line antibiotics.


Triangle Business Journal | December 3, 2018

Cover Story: Quantum Computing: Triangle's Next High-Tech Cluster?

Featuring Kenneth Brown

Researchers at Duke University and NC State University are priming the Triangle to become a major player in quantum computing.


Triangle Business Journal | November 26, 2018

Duke Scores $1M to Study Links Between Cancer and Environment

Featuring Lee Ferguson

A $1 million dollar donation to Duke University will establish an environmental exposomics laboratory to study environmental links to cancer and other diseases – furthering Duke's capabilities as a research institute.

BBC | November 26, 2018

Why Do Billions of People Still Lack Basic Sanitation?

Featuring Brian Hawkins

Researchers at Duke University are working to commercialize stand-alone, off-grid sanitation systems that can safely treat human waste for the billions of people worldwide without access to basic sanitation. 

Boston Globe | November 26, 2018

How a New Simulator Helps Scientists Study Whale Entanglements

Featuring Laurens Howle

With the aid of technology to simulate an entrapment created by Laurens Howle, scientists want to better understand and ultimately identify new, less harmful gear options than the commercial fishing rope that entangles and can eventually kill North Atlantic right whales.


U.S. News & World Report | November 16, 2018

Draft EPA Study Finds Newer Nonstick Compound May Be Harmful

Featuring Lee Ferguson

CEE Professor Lee Ferguson comments on recent preliminary findings that PFAS - compounds like GenX used in non-stick coatings - are dangerous to human health even at very low levels. 


Gizmodo | November 16, 2018

New Mucus Study Could Hold the Key to Clearing Your Phlegm

Featuring Michael Rubinstein

Michael Rubinstein joins UNC collaborators on the first study of the mechanical properties of mucus, and how understanding them could lead to better therapies to rid people of chronic coughs. 

American Mathematical Society | November 13, 2018

Screening for Autism

Featuring Jordan Hashemi

Jordan Hashemi, postdoctoral associate in the laboratory of ECE Professor Guillermo Sapiro, talks about an app to help screen for autism and the math behind it.


JAMA Network | November 13, 2018

How Does a Computer Algorithm Diagnose Diabetic Retinopathy?

Featuring Larry Carin

ECE Professor Larry Carin helps explain how one type of machine learning called convolutional neural networks works. 

Education Matters | November 8, 2018

Duke Tech Scholars Leadership Spotlight

Featuring Monica Jenkins

The Dtech Scholars Program and program director Monica Jenkins are highlighted in this video segment produced by the Public School Forum of North Carolina, which aired on WRAL-TV, UNC-TV and FOX 50.