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Influenza

Lung Cell Patches Its Own DNA on the Fly to Survive...

Scientists at Duke University have identified one kind of lung cell that can hustle to repair its damaged DNA and survive an...
Insulin signaling

Life Is Tough but so Are Worms — Thanks to Mom

Numerous studies show that the legacy of hardship can be passed from one generation to the next. The good news is that...
portable optical coherence tomography

Low-Cost Retinal Scanner Could Help Prevent Blindness Worldwide

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a low-cost, portable optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that promises to bring the vision-saving technology...
cluster of neurons

Small Cluster of Neurons Is Off-On Switch for Mouse Songs

Researchers at Duke University have isolated a cluster of neurons in a mouse’s brain that are crucial to making the squeaky, ultrasonic...
childhood asthmavideo

Weight Likely Cause for One-Fourth of Asthma Cases in Kids With...

A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the U.S. suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23...
reinvented toilet

Reinvented Toilets to Debut In Two Indian Cities

The Indian cities of Warangal in Telangana and Narsapur in Andhra Pradesh will be the first two densely populated urban cities in the world...
Disordered Materials

Disordered Materials Could Be Hardest, Most Heat-Tolerant Ever

Materials scientists at Duke University and UC San Diego have discovered a new class of carbides expected to be among the hardest materials with...
robot nose

Researchers Hope a ‘Robo-Nose’ Could Give K-9 Officers a Break

Every day, thousands of trained K9 dogs sniff out narcotics, explosives and missing people across the United States. These dogs are invaluable for security,...
topological insulators

Bending Light Around Tight Corners Without Backscattering Losses

Engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a device that can direct photons of light around sharp corners with virtually no losses due to backscattering,...
inflammation

Using Mice, Duke Researchers Identify How Allergic Shock Occurs So Quickly

When someone has a severe allergy, the life-threatening effects of an exposure are nearly instantaneous – skin rash, fainting, labored breathing, weak pulse, racing...
Chlamydia trachomatis

Chlamydia Attacks with Frankenstein Protein

When Chlamydia trachomatis, the bacterium that causes one of the most common sexually transmitted infections worldwide, infects a human cell, it hijacks parts of...
microbiome

Our Microbes Are Starving, and That’s a Good Thing

Each of us is only half human. The other half is microbial. Trillions of viruses, fungi, bacteria and other microscopic organisms coat our skin...
E-Cigarette Liquidsvideo

Adding Flavors to E-Cigarette Liquids Changes Chemistry, Creates Irritants

As e-cigarette use expands among teens in the U.S., so have vaping menus, with manufacturers marketing nicotine-infused liquids that taste like crème brûlée, cotton...
Red blood cells

New Finding Could Unmask Blood Doping in Athletes

A Duke research team has found a way to help sporting officials detect whether an athlete’s blood has been doped by an infusion of...
Smart Headlights

Making ‘Smart Headlights’ with Machine Learning

It’s a common scene for anybody driving at night on a dark road. Zipping around corners and over hills, the car’s high beams are...
Biomaterials

Biomaterials with “Frankenstein Proteins” Help Heal Tissue

Biomedical engineers from Duke University and Washington University in St. Louis have demonstrated that, by injecting an artificial protein made from a solution of...
Nerve Stimulation

Nerve Stimulation Mice Suggests New Way to Reduce Delirium After Surgery

For adults over age 65, surgical complications can dampen not only their physical health but also their mental sharpness, with more than half of...
Vagus nerve stimulation

Nerve Stimulation in Mice Suggests New Way to Reduce Delirium After...

For adults over age 65, surgical complications can dampen not only their physical health but also their mental sharpness, with more than half of...
Internet of Things

Finding Free Bytes for Security

From your watch to your refrigerator to your dog, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to find much of anything in the modern world that does...
Colorectal Cancer

Bug That Causes Stomach Cancer Could Play a Role in Colorectal...

A bacterium known for causing stomach cancer might also increase the risk of certain colorectal cancers, particularly among African Americans, according to a study...