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.
Cancer research yields unexpected new way to produce nylon
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.
Structure of cell signaling molecule suggests general on-off switch
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 ...
Carbon nanotubes lower nerve-damaging chloride in cells
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.
Major clue in long-term memory making discovered
You may remember the color of your loved one's eyes for years. But how?
Scientists identify mechanism T-cells use to block HIV
Scientists at Duke University Medical School and Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found a new role for a host protein that provides further insight into how CD8+ T cells work to control HIV and other infections. Study ...
Computer program predicts MRSA's next move
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.
Protein structure unlocks one mystery of multi-drug tolerance
The structures of key bacterial proteins have revealed one of the biochemical secrets that enables bacteria to outwit antibiotics.
Gene discovery could yield treatments for nearsightedness
Myopia (nearsightedness) is the most common eye disorder in the world and becoming more common, yet little is known about its genetic underpinnings.
Two studies find new genetic links to ovarian cancer risk
An international consortium of scientists has discovered new genetic variants in five regions of the genome that affect the risk of ovarian cancer in the general population, according to two separate studies published today, ...
Evolution of the appendix: A biological 'remnant' no more
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, ...