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biosensors

Printed Electronics Open Way for Electrified Tattoos and Personalized Biosensors

Electrical engineers at Duke University have devised a fully print-in-place technique for electronics that is gentle enough to work on delicate surfaces...
Biological Circuits

Machine Learning Predicts Behavior of Biological Circuits

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a machine learning approach to modeling the interactions between complex variables in engineered bacteria that...
opioid crisis

Duke Teams Earn NIH Funding as Part of National Effort to...

Research teams from Duke received more than $24 million in federal grants to address challenges related to pain and the opioid crisis...
thermophotovoltaic devices

Machine Learning Finds New Metamaterial Designs for Energy Harvesting

Electrical engineers at Duke University have harnessed the power of machine learning to design dielectric (non-metal) metamaterials that absorb and emit specific...
3D-Printingvideo

Designing and 3D-Printing a Better Brace

Duke Engineering senior Anuj Thakkar and mechanical engineer/teaching assistant Atanaz Bohlooli design, modify and test a 3D-printed cast for Anuj's wrist.
Broken bones

No Bones About It, This Protein Slows down Fracture-Healing

Broken bones are a bigger deal the older you are: even after they’ve healed, the bones of older people are weaker and...
autism

Gene Linked to Autism Undergoes Changes in Men’s Sperm After Pot...

A specific gene associated with autism appears to undergo changes in the sperm of men who use marijuana, according to new research...
Eye Imaging Technologyvideo

Computational Imaging Increases Resolution of Eye Imaging Technology

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a method for increasing the resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) down to a single...
swarmbots

Programmable Swarmbots Help Make Flexible Biological Tools

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a new platform to create biologic drugs using specially engineered bacteria that burst and release...
Cancer Therapy

Genetic Targeting Gives Cancer Therapy a Better Shot at Success

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a method to address failures in a promising anti-cancer drug, bringing together tools from genome...
Alzheimer’s Drug

Alzheimer’s Drug Reverses Brain Damage From Adolescent Alcohol Exposure in Rats

A drug used to slow cognitive decline in adults with Alzheimer's disease appears to reverse brain inflammation and neuron damage in rats...
Blood Flowvideo

Simulating Blood Flow at the Cellular Level

Amanda Randles, the Alfred Winborne Mordecai and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University, is developing a massively...
dengue

Treatable Blood Vessel Leakage Could Be Answer to Severe Dengue Disease

Researchers led by Duke-NUS Medical School have discovered that tryptase, an enzyme in human cells that acts like scissors to cut up...
Eye Imaging Technologyvideo

Computational Imaging Increases Resolution of Eye Imaging Technology

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a method for increasing the resolution of optical coherence tomography (OCT) down to a single...
Zebrafish

Zebrafish Researchers Discover a Self-Defense Mechanism of the Gut

A team of Duke researchers has discovered that cells lining the gut of zebrafish -- and probably humans too -- have a...
Osteoporosis

New Pharmaceutical Target Reverses Osteoporosis in Mice

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have discovered a pharmaceutical target that, when activated, can reverse bone degradation caused by osteoporosis in mouse...
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...