Duke University

Alcohol-based jelly implant could kill cancer cells

A jelly-like implant made from alcohol could destroy cancerous tumours when injected into the body, a study by Duke University in North Carolina has …

Cancer

Babies understand a diverse set of words from six months old, 'exciting' new research finds

Babies have a basic understanding of a words ranging from ‘car’ to ‘foot’, according to new research.<p>Scientists used to think babies only understood …

Babies

CBS News suspends Charlie Rose, PBS to halt production and distribution of show following sexual harassment report

BREAKING: CBS News suspends Charlie Rose, PBS to halt production and distribution of show following sexual harassment report.<p>Advertisement

Charlie Rose

Brain Activity Buffers Against Worsening Anxiety

<i>Summary: It may be possible to buffer against developing depression and anxiety by boosting brain activity in areas associated with problem solving,</i> …

The Brain

Duke Historian to Deliver 2017 Fortenbaugh Lecture

The <b>56th annual Robert Fortenbaugh Memorial Lecture,</b> <b>held annually on November 19,</b> will feature <b>Dr. Thavolia Glymph</b>, who will present, "<i>I'm a Radical</i> …

Black History

Sound Waves Isolate Exosomes

Engineers at Duke University have developed a microfluidic chip that uses sound waves to separate exosomes from undiluted whole blood samples. The …

Medical Journals

Slay! Duke University’s Class Of 2018 Is Full Of Beautiful Intelligent Sistas

Source: Christopher Futcher / Getty<p>This right here is#BlackGirlMagic meets #BlackExcellence.<p>From the looks of this epic photoshoot, it’s clear that …

Women of Color

Duke University's Class of 2018 Is Full Of Gorgeous, Inspiring Black Women And These Pictures Prove It

Black women are undefeated. And the Blue Devils are here to remind you why!<p>Duke University's Class of 2018 are counting down the days until they get …

Diversity

Improving Care And Lowering Costs: Evidence And Lessons From A Global Analysis Of Accountable Care Reforms

• 1. Mark McClellan (Mark.McClellan@duke.edu) is director of the Duke–Robert J. Margolis, M.D., Center for Health Policy and the Robert J. Margolis, …

Health Care

Duke professor attempted to ban student journalists from her economics class

A Duke University economics professor is under fire for trying to ban reporters from the school’s newspaper The Chronicle from attending her hedge funds class at the prestigious institution.<p>The Chronicle bills itself as, “The independent news organization at Duke University,” and staffer Likhitha …

Entertainment

These Beautiful Black Women From Duke University's Class Of 2018 Are Breaking The Internet

Spring graduation season has come and gone for 2017, but a select group of ladies from the Duke University class of 2018 are already looking ahead to …

Women of Color

Bonobos are kind to strangers, but why?

Are human beings the only animals that will help other members of their species out, even if they don't know them? Not according to Jingzhi Tan, a …

Science

Neuroscience News wrote a new post, Astrocytes Orchestrate Neural Connections, on the site Neuroscience News

Summary: Researchers have identified a new role for astrocytes, as regulators of synaptic function and development in the brain.Source: Duke …

Neuroscience

Discrimination? Prestigious university offering scholarship to LGBT students only

Duke University is now offering an annual scholarship to students who receive need-based aid and also identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender.<p><b>Say what?</b><p>The Carolinas LGBT Scholarship Fund will be awarded each year to an LGBT student who resides in North or South Carolina based on …

LGBTQ

Warren Wilson continues dual-enrollment agreement with Duke University

Warren Wilson College re-signs a decades-old commitment to expand its graduate school access to undergraduate students.<p>The dual-enrollment agreement …

Education

Katharine T. Bartlett

Katharine T. Bartlett, A. Kenneth Pye Professor of Law, served as Dean of Duke Law School from 2000-2007. She teaches family law, employment …

Education

Conquer Your Stomach Pooch: The Best Stretch for Flat Abs

Noticed how many celebs with great bodies say they do yoga and Pilates? They may be on to something. An Auburn University at Montgomery study found …

Fitness

‘A tax on education’: Colleges say GOP tax bill burdens students

The Republican tax bill unveiled Thursday amounts to a “tax on education,” according to one North Carolina college administrator.<p>The 76-page bill, …

U.S. Department of Education

IVF Breakthrough: Using Just One Healthy Embryo Doubles Chances Of Pregnancy — Study

This could be a game-changer! A new fertility study suggests we may be doing IVF all wrong. According to its results, transferring just 1 egg to a …

Celebrity Gossip

GOP tax plan could crimp million-dollar college coaches

The Republican tax overhaul could end the era of seven-figure coaches' salaries for college athletics, because of a proposal to eliminate a special …

College & University

Sarepta inks research collaboration with Duke University for use of gene editing technology to restore dystrophin expression in DMD patients

Sarepta Therapeutics (NASDAQ:SRPT) signs a research collaboration agreement with Duke University under which it has the option to exclusively license …

Business

Matthew Whelan

Commited<p>Power Index<p>Virginia rank VA rank<p>2018 rank<p>It is with joy and humility that I announce my commitment to swim for Duke University beginning next …

Swimming

What purchases do millennials regret the most?

What spending did you regret today? Going to the movie theater to see a new first-run flick? Buying plane tickets for an upcoming vacation? Splurging …

Money

Pass/Fail

<i>A Dispatch from the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University</i><p>In my fifteen years participating in the selection of the Center for Documentary …

Research Triangle

The days of Central Campus student housing at Duke University are drawing to close

Duke University’s Central Campus apartments are likely to close for good in the summer of 2019 as the private school shifts the bulk of its …

Housing

Dove advertisers can’t wash away the stain of whiteness

Naledi Yaziyo has spent a substantive portion of her life chasing scholarships, loans and bursaries so she could at least pass for a coconut or …

South African Politics

This family bet it all on bitcoin

Didi Taihuttu, his wife, three kids and their cat bet all they have on bitcoin. The Dutch family of five is in the process of selling pretty much …

Cryptocurrency

Heading to a Conference? Tack on a Vacation, Too.

Blog: GradHacker<i>Emily Roberts received a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Duke University in 2014. She is the founder of the websites Personal</i> …

Creative Commons

The Case for Taxing Colleges and Universities

Colleges and universities (the non-profit ones, anyway) don’t pay any taxes. Should they?<p>In today’s Martin Center article, Jenna Robinson makes the …

Conservative View

Bacteria Can Be Programmed to Assemble Structures from Gold Particles

Bacterial colonies programmed with synthetic genes can assemble microscopic particles of gold into useful devices such as sensors, a new study …

Biology