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.
Conservation policies could improve human health
Measures taken to protect ecosystems and the environment could also deliver public health benefits, according to a study published today.
Dual internal clocks keep plant defenses on schedule
Time management isn't just important for busy people—it's critical for plants, too. A Duke University study shows how two biological clocks work together to help plants deal with intermittent demands such as fungal infections, ...
Lowly 'new girl' chimps form stronger female bonds
Low-ranking "new girl" chimpanzees seek out other gal pals with similar status, finds a new study of social relationships in the wild apes.
Researchers help video gamers play in the cloud without guzzling gigabytes
Gamers might one day be able to enjoy the same graphics-intensive fast-action video games they play on their gaming consoles or personal computers from mobile devices without guzzling gigabytes, thanks to a new tool developed ...
Pulling the strings of our genetic puppetmasters: Engineers gain control of gene activity
Duke researchers have developed a new method to precisely control when genes are turned on and active.
Research addresses the racial divide in classroom performance
The achievement gap between white children and those of color in our nation's schools has profound repercussions for families and communities. But consider as well what it means to us collectively:
Male hormones help lemur females rule
Lemur girls behave more like the guys, thanks to a little testosterone, according to a new study.
PlankZooka larval sampler may revolutionize deep-ocean research
Scientists have successfully conducted the first high-volume collection of plankton, including animal larvae, from the deep ocean using a new sampling device mounted on a robotic submarine.
Carbon emissions from peatlands may be less than expected
Duke University scientists have discovered a previously unknown dual mechanism that slows peat decay and may help reduce carbon dioxide emissions from peatlands during times of drought.
'Quantum jitters' could form basis of evolution, cancer
The molecular machines that copy DNA in a living cell are amazingly fast and accurate at pairing up the correct bases—G with C and A with T—into each new double helix.