Posts tagged “Duke”

July 10

Duke researchers report advance in search for vaccine to fight CMV

Researchers from Duke University School of Medicine and Tulane National Primate Research Center report findings in monkeys that demonstrates a vaccine approach for cytomegalovirus, or CMV, that appears to be capable of protecting the animal's fetus from infection.

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July 3

Premium Lock Why IT projects fail - Insight from a Duke researcher

Why do so many information technology projects fail? Duke Fuqua business school professor Jeremy Petranka takes a look.

June 29

Duke engineers' VR app wins IGNITE NC Reverse Pitch competition

A team of Duke University engineers is working to make shared virtual reality experiences more useful to collaborators working on joint projects. Their vision is vivid enough to have won the 2017 IGNITE NC Reverse Pitch Competition this month, earning them $19,000 cash and $120,000 in IBM Cloud Credits to develop their product.

Mitchel Berger, left, and Regis Kopper Mitchel Berger, left, and Regis Kopper

June 22

Premium Lock Duke's Coach K rings opening bell at NASDAQ

Duke men's basketball Coach Mike Krzyzewski is all smiles as he rings the opening bell at NASDAQ in New York on Thursday.

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June 5

Premium Lock Precision Medicine World event showcases NC's best

Precision Medicine World Conference The fact that attendees and speakers from around the country and world congregated here for the Precision Medicine World Conference is a testament to North Carolina's growing prominence in the expanding field of Precision Medicine.

June 2

Premium Lock Duke Health: Study analysis shows cutting calories might slow biological aging

Eating healthy ‚ÄčAnti-aging serums, wrinkle creams and surgeries provide the promise of a youthful appearance that can go only skin-deep. But a new analysis of a study by researchers at Duke Health suggests another method may actually work at a physiological level: calorie restriction.

June 1

Premium Lock Construct3D: Celebrating 3D printing in education

As the first national academic conference centered around 3D printing and education, the recent Construct3D at Duke University sold out quickly and it did not disappoint. We were all reminded of the many ways digital fabrication opens doors for creativity and self-expression in the classroom, while also teaching invaluable technical skills.

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May 30

Premium Lock Duke oncology startup Istari raises another $1.1M

Cancer research  ‚ÄčIstari, an oncology startup company based in the Research Triangle Park, has raised another $1.1 million in a private equity offering.

Updated May 22

Premium Lock The Human Future: Why autonomous vehicles aren't an automatic success

Do you know why the companies developing autonomous cars do so much on-the-road testing, testing, testing? It's because their software is not good at dealing with novel situations, so they require enormous amounts of experience with actual roads and driving situations.Duke University's Michael Clamann discussed the "Arrival of the Robot Car," in a Moogfest pub talk at Fullsteam Brewery in Durham, Saturday evening.

May 22

Premium Lock The Human Future: Evolution inside the genome revolution

We learned a lot from the first genetics revolution, the sequencing of the entire human genome from 1997-2003. But what's exciting now in the field is the new technology that allows changing the genome in very precise ways, says Charlie Gersbach, a Duke department of biomedical engineering professor.

Updated May 22

Premium Lock The Human Future: Brain machine interfaces let paraplegics walk (+ videos)

Seeing paraplegics who haven't moved their legs in 12 years walk with an exoskeleton and brain-machine interface, or monkeys wired to a mind-interface playing video games is like watching a science fiction film. And much of what's making this possible is happening "right here at Duke," says a principal scientist.

May 9

Premium Lock Former FDA commissioner headlines NCBiotech event

Rober Califf Immediate past U.S. FDA commissioner, Robert Califf, M.D., now the Donald F. Fortin, M.D. professor of cardiology at the Duke University School of Medicine, will address the spring symposium of the North Carolina Regulatory Affairs Forum at the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.

May 5

Premium Lock Construct3D 2017 education conference underway at Duke University

The aim of this conference is to raise the level of discourse and deepen the value of this technology for all of those engaged in this practice through a series of keynote talks, educator and technology innovator presentations, context-specific track activities, and hands-on workshops and demonstrations.

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May 5

Premium Lock Duke, UNC among best-value colleges in country, Forbes says

Forbes  Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are among the best-value colleges in the country, according to a new ranking.

April 24

Premium Lock Guest opinion: 'Our cancer centers need Congress to pass robust NIH budget'

Cancer research  The directors of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duke Cancer Institute and Wake Forest Cancer Center have jointly written an open letter to Congress calling for what they call a "robust" National Institutes of Health budget.

April 21

Premium Lock UNC, Duke part of $3.2M project to develop better Zika virus test

Mosquitos that carry Zika Researchers at the UNC School of Medicine and Duke are part of a project that has received a $3.2 million federal grant to develop a test for the Zika virus they hope will provide accurate results for a wide range of time between when an individual is potentially exposed to when he or she is tested for the virus.

April 20

Premium Lock NC Biotech Center awards $1.6M in Q3 loans and grants

N.C. Biotech Center's tower The North Carolina Biotechnology Center awarded 14 loans and grants totaling $1.6 million to companies, universities and other bioscience entities in the third quarter of its 2016-2017 fiscal year ending March 31.

Updated April 18

Premium Lock Duke breakthrough? 'Spray-on' memory could enable bendable digital storage

USB flash drives are already common accessories in offices and college campuses. But thanks to the rise in printable electronics, digital storage devices like these may soon be everywhere - including on our groceries, pill bottles and even clothing.

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April 14

Premium Lock Duke Law's lab could make Durham a legal tech hub

Duke Law Tech Lab While last week's Duke Law Tech Lab Demo Day was the first in the nascent Duke-based accelerator's history, it signaled the start of an effort grand in both ambition and scope.

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