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
E-mail
dukenews@duke.edu
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Triggering the brain's 'auto-focus'

We are constantly being bombarded with attention-grabbing distractions, from the flashy shopfronts and advertisements that flank the side of the road to the tempting buzz of the phone during a meeting with the boss.

Jan 25, 2017
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Tumor-seeking salmonella treats brain tumors

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have recruited an unlikely ally in the fight against the deadliest form of brain cancer—a strain of salmonella that usually causes food poisoning.

Jan 11, 2017
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Treating traumatic brain injury

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the brain produces an inflammatory response. This prolonged swelling is known as cerebral edema and can be fatal. Unfortunately, the only medications available just address symptoms and ...

Jan 06, 2017
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Tackling osteosarcoma in people and pet dogs

Dogs and people have lived side-by-side for thousands of years. So it should come as no surprise that dogs and their people have much in common. Unfortunately, the shared experiences of our two species include a considerable ...

Dec 13, 2016
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Autism-linked protein crucial for feeling pain

Sensory problems are common to autism spectrum disorders. Some individuals with autism may injure themselves repetitively—for example, pulling their hair or banging their heads—because they're less sensitive to pain than ...

Dec 01, 2016
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