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Duke University

Private research university in Durham, North Carolina

Duke University is a private institution that was founded in 1838. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,717 (fall 2020), and the setting is Suburban. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Duke University's ranking in the 2022 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, #9. Its tuition and fees are $60,489.

Durham, North Carolina, which surrounds Duke's campus, offers a variety of activities including shopping, dining and entertainment. Its "Bull City" nickname comes from the Blackwell Tobacco Company's Bull Durham Tobacco. Students at Duke are required to live on campus for their first three years, and freshmen live together on the East Campus. The Duke Blue Devils maintain a fierce rivalry with the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill Tar Heels and are best known for their outstanding men's basketball program, which is one of the top five most wins all-time college basketball programs in the country. Approximately 30 percent of the student body is affiliated with Greek life, which encompasses almost 40 fraternities and sororities.

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People at Duke University

Charles Gersbach

Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University

Thomas Ribar

Biorepository and Precision Pathology Lab Manager at Duke University

Alastair Khodabukus

Research Scientist at Duke University

Roberto Cabeza

Author and Professor at Duke University

Rachele Hendricks-Sturrup

Research Fellow in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Institute in Boston

Sonia Grego

Associate Research Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University and Co-Founder at Coprata Inc

Cindy Chen

PhD student in the BIOS lab at Duke University

Adam Wax

Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University

Ryan McNabb

Senior Research Associate at Duke University Medical Center

Maxwell Elliott

PhD student at Duke University

Tony Jun Huang

William Bevan Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at Duke University.

Nenad Bursac

Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University

Christopher Woods

Professor of Medicine and Pathology at Duke University.

Mark Draelos

General Surgery Resident at Duke University Health System

Amanda Randles

Alfred Winborne Mordecai and Victoria Stover Mordecai Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering at Duke University.

Miguel Nicolelis

Professor of Neurobiology, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Biomedical Engineering at Duke University.

Feichen Yang

Materials Scientist, Duke University

Ben Wiley

Professor of Chemistry, Duke University

Jonathan Viventi

Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

William Kraus

Director of Clinical Translation at Duke Molecular Physiology Institute.

Duke University News

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Women have an advantage in longevity genes, especially those related to immunity


Young blood slows down ageing process of older mice

New Scientist - 26-Jul-2023

Infusion of youthful blood increased lifespan by 5% and improved age-related gene alterations


Pioneering Heart Repair Technique: Reprogramming Adult Fibroblasts In Vivo (LEAF) - 25-Apr-2023

Potential for manipulating fibroblasts to improve heart healing and regeneration after heart attack


New holographic imaging device spots cancer cells with 100% accuracy - 30-Nov-2021

Simple, low-cost tool for improving screening in remote and low-resource areas


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Tracks rate of ageing and predicts onset of disease or death with a single blood test


Robot scanner may diagnose signs of eye diseases within a minute

Medgadget - 16-Aug-2021

Contactless imaging technique to improve accessibility in non-specialist clinics


Lab-grown human muscle showed benefits of exercise

INVERSE - 29-Jan-2021

Tissue engineered muscle under simulated exercise prevented chronic inflammation


Robot able to make detailed 3D image in automated eye examination

Medical Expo - 02-Dec-2020

Scanner attached to robot performs stable eye scans without medical operators


The first hydrogel that has mechanical properties of cartilage

ScienceAlert - 05-Jul-2020

Could someday replace just the damaged cartilage, instead of having to remove entire knee joint


Pace of human biological ageing can now be measured via blood test

Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health - 05-May-2020

Can aid future trials of therapies aiming at preventing diseases and slowing ageing


Neural Matrix, the new brain implant projected to last six years

Medical Xpress - 08-Apr-2020

Promising tech for treating brain disorders successfully deployed in monkeys and rodents


Walking speed could be a determinating factor of ageing speed

BBC - 12-Oct-2019

People who walked slower had a worse state of lungs, teeth and immune system


Reversing epigenetic changes rejuvenated mice with progeria

MIT Technology Review - 08-Aug-2019

Could turning back the clock on genes make us live much longer?


The DNA Data We Have Is Too White

Smithsonian - 30-Apr-2018

87 percent of participants in worldwide genomics research of European descent. Disparity could p...


How to grow functioning human muscles from stem cells

Kurzweil Network - 10-Jan-2018

Duke University has grown the first functioning human skeletal muscle from iPSCs. Human induced ...


Aging tests yield varying results

ScienceDaily - 15-Nov-2017

1,000 people studied extensively from birth to age 38. Telomere length did not predict physical ...


Hacking Our Senses Will Transform How We Experience the World

Singularity Hub - 04-Oct-2016

Advances in neuroscience and technology may soon give us more than 5 senses. Bach-y-Rita: “We do...


Blood test can now tell if antibiotics are needed for infections

Telegraph - 20-Jan-2016

Antibiotics have no effect on respiratory infections caused by viruses – but doctors under press...


Bacteriobot cancer-treating nanorobot

Reuters - 05-Jan-2014

Bacteriobot uses genetically modified salmonella bacteria’s brain and flagella to target cancer t...