Duke University Medical Center

Duke University Medical Center, (Duke Medicine) conceptually integrates the Duke University Health Center, the Duke University School of Medicine, and the Duke School of Nursing. Duke Medicine is noted for exceptional research, professional training and patient care. Duke Medicine emphasizes rapid translation of breakthrough medical treatments and technologies discoveries. Duke geneticists developed a three-minute screening test of 30 known metabolic diseases for newborns. Duke University Medical Center is ranked in the top eight of comparable university based medical centers. The Center has nearly 1600 professional degree students in various programs and 944 Graduate Medical Education residents and fellows. U.S. News and World Report placed Duke on its Honor Roll of teaching hospitals for patient care and training.

Address
2200 W. Main St., Suite 910-B, Durham, NC 27705, USA
E-mail
doug.stokke@duke.edu
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New immune therapy treats brain tumors in mice

Using an artificial protein that stimulates the body's natural immune system to fight cancer, a research team at Duke Medicine has engineered a lethal weapon that kills brain tumors in mice while sparing other tissue. If ...

Dec 17, 2012
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Stress reaction gene linked to death, heart attacks

A genetic trait known to make some people especially sensitive to stress also appears to be responsible for a 38 percent increased risk of heart attack or death in patients with heart disease, scientists at Duke Medicine ...

Dec 18, 2013
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