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


Tech Times | February 20, 2019

A Single CRISPR Treatment Can Show Significant Benefits in Mice with DMD

Featuring Charles Gersbach

Charles Gersbach shows that CRISPR gene editing can correct the genetic disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy in mice for more than one year.


Newsweek | February 19, 2019

Toxins from Vinyl Flooring and Flame-Retardant Sofas Found in Children

Featuring Healther Stapleton

Heather Stapleton has found that children who live in homes with certain types of flooring and furniture may be exposed to higher concentrations of potentially harmful chemicals, known as semi-volatile organic compounds, or SVOCs.


Scientific American | February 19, 2019

Out of the Way, Human! Delivery Robots Want a Share of Your Sidewalk

Featuring Missy Cummings

Missy Cummings predicts that future Amazon delivery robots' biggest plague will be pranksters and folks outrightly up to no good.


BBC Science Focus Magazine | February 18, 2019

‘Tumour monorail’ on the fast track for human trials

Featuring Ravi Bellamkonda

Ravi Bellamkonda's biomedical device designed to lure tumour cells out of the brain Pied Piper-style has been awarded specialist breakthrough status by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).


Business Standard | February 13, 2019

Pocket Colposcope: New Hope for India's Teeming Cervical Cancer Population

Featuring Nimmi Ramanujam

A feature on Nimmi Ramanujam's cheap screening device that's gaining acceptance over the more intrusive speculum for its ability to capture cancerous and pre-cancerous conditions using high-quality pictures of the cervix.


Forbes | February 7, 2019

Science Says Protectionism Won't Work

Featuring Adrian Bejan

Tariffs and trade wars create obstacles to the flow of commerce around the globe, and according to MEMS Professor Adrian Bejan, all systems must have access to flows to survive. 


The Wall Street Journal | February 4, 2019

Physics, Biology and Economic Inequality

Featuring Adrian Bejan

Adrian Bejan's revolutionary theory proposes that the same laws of nature produce rivers, trees, human beings and wealth distributions.


Science Magazine | February 1, 2019

A Passion for Pathways: Careers in Diversity and Inclusion for STEM Postdocs

Featuring Johnna Frierson

Johnna Frierson is featured in an article focusing on the emerging programs and administrative positions focused on ensuring opportunities throughout a STEM education are inclusive to all. 


Triangle Business Journal | February 1, 2019

Machine Learning Is Coming, with Profound Implications

Featuring Lawrence Carin

Larry Carin shares his views on how quickly machine learning will affect the daily lives of everyone in the world.


Nature Methods | January 23, 2019

A Rocky Road for the Maturation of Embryo-Editing Methods

Featuring Charles Gersbach

Charles Gersbach and his work to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy with CRISPR-based technologies are used as an example of emerging attempts to use CRISPR to treat diseases in humans.