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.
Duke Health-led researchers have discovered new information about the signaling mechanism of cells that could one day help guide development of more specific drug therapies.
In their quest for a cancer cure, researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute made a serendipitous discovery—a molecule necessary for cheaper and greener ways to produce nylon.
A three-dimensional image of one of the proteins that serves as an on-off switch as it binds to receptors on the surface of a cell suggests there may be a sort of main power switch that could be tripped. These surface receptors ...
A nanomaterial engineered by researchers at Duke can help regulate chloride levels in nerve cells that contribute to chronic pain, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center are using computers to identify how one strain of dangerous bacteria might mutate in the same way a champion chess player tries to anticipate an opponent's strategies.
The structures of key bacterial proteins have revealed one of the biochemical secrets that enables bacteria to outwit antibiotics.
The lowly appendix, long-regarded as a useless evolutionary artifact, won newfound respect two years ago when researchers at Duke University Medical Center proposed that it actually serves a critical function. The appendix, ...
When Hiroaki Matsunami, Ph.D., at Duke set out to study a chemical in male mouse urine called MTMT that attracts female mice, he didn't think he would stumble into a new field of study.
Researchers at Duke University Medical Center have created synthetic nanoparticles that target lymph nodes and greatly boost vaccine responses, said lead author Ashley St. John, Ph.D., a researcher at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical ...
A discovery in fruit flies may be able to tell us more about how animals, including humans, sense potentially dangerous discomforts.