Duke University

Duke University located in the Research Triangle of Durham, North Carolina traces its roots to 1838 when it was founded by Quakers and Methodists in Trinity, NC. Duke has more than 13,000 undergraduate and graduate students and professional degree students enrolled in its private university. Duke Medical School, School of Engineering, and the School of the Environment are rated very high nationally and internationally. Biomedical research is a very strong point for Duke and its discoveries come in rapid succession. Duke is well funded by endowments, grants and an exceptionally generous alumni.

Address
615 Chapel Drive, Box 90563, Durham, NC 27708-0563
Website
http://www.duke.edu/
Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_University

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Psychology & Psychiatry

Studies of brain activity aren't as useful as scientists thought

Hundreds of published studies over the last decade have claimed it's possible to predict an individual's patterns of thoughts and feelings by scanning their brain in an MRI machine as they perform some mental tasks.

Medical research

New molecule stops drug cravings in mice, with fewer side effects

Duke University researchers have developed a synthetic molecule that selectively dampen the physiological rewards of cocaine in mice. It also may represent a new class of drugs that could be more specific with fewer side ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New SARS-CoV-2 test can detect neutralizing antibodies in an hour

Researchers at the Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore have announced a new blood test for neutralizing antibodies against SARS-CoV2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and have formed public and private partnerships to begin ...

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Retinal texture could provide early biomarker of Alzheimer's disease

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a new imaging device capable of measuring both the thickness and texture of the various layers of the retina at the back of the eye. The advance could be used to detect ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Malaria parasite ticks to its own internal clock

When a person gets malaria, a rhythmic dance takes place inside their body. The disease's telltale signs—cyclical fevers and chills—are caused by successive broods of parasites multiplying in sync inside red blood cells, ...

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