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Ralph Snyderman, former chancellor for health affairs and CEO of Duke University Health System, is joining the board at SenGenix, a startup in Durham that is commercializing technology developed at Duke.
"Underground Summer is a bridge from the excellent programs that the Universities have established," said John Austin, Director of Groundwork Labs, "This experience will enable the students to experience the broader entrepreneurial community in the Triangle."
Scott Kelly, the Triangle entrepreneur who launched Startup Madness and other endeavors focused on giving a boost to new and emerging companies, is now running Duke University's student-focused InCube program. On Friday, InCube will showcase 15 of its best in new businesses.
Dr. Robert Lefkowitz, a professor at Duke University, and Dr. Brian Kobilka, one of his former students, were named winners of the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry for their study of proteins that let cells in the body respond to signals from the outside.
Americans Robert Lefkowitz, a professor at Duke University, and Brian Kobilka have won the 2012 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The two were cited for studies of proteins that let body cells respond to signals from the outside.
The announcement of 17 more universities at Coursera underscores the rapid expansion of so-called MOOCs, or massive open online courses, that are reshaping the higher education landscape.
Alice, Scratch and Lua-based platforms help make programming more prevalent among elementary and middle school students and teach them problem-solving skills that translate to other languages such as Python, Java, Ruby and C++, says Brook Osborne, director of outreach at Duke University's department of computer science.
In new Duke Univeresity-CFO Magazine survey, CFOs expect to increase hiring by 1.5 percent and capital spending by 3.7 percent while earnings are forecast to grow by 6 percent. All those percentages fell from the previous quarter.
The Statistical and Applied Mathematical Sciences Institute has won a competitive five-year grant from the National Science Foundation for continued work in math and statistics research and education.
A new survey from Duke University finds that optimism about the U.S. economy has plunged among chief marketing officers. The most pessimistic are CMOs at large companies.
Police and narcotics officials can use Centice devices to identify controlled prescription drugs and illegal narcotics. Centice this year released a mobile narcotics identification system that law enforcement can use in the field.
Researchers at RTI International and Duke University have won a $1.3 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to create a waterless toilet that also recycles human waste.
Duke is one of several univerisities joining with web startup Coursera to offer a variety of courses online at no charge beginning this fall. Coursera has already been labeled as a "revolution" in education by The New York Times.
Coursera, founded last year by two Stanford computer science professors, offers university classes online, with the aim of educating millions of people globally for free. It's already rasied more than $20 million from investors.
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid recently awarded $9.7 million to Duke University to coordinate a three-year program to improve Type 2 diabetes care and management and reduce healthcare costs in the southern United States.
The prototype camera's resolution is 10 times better than 20/20 vision and up to 100 times better than a photo taken with a normal digital camera.