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.
Wetlands more vulnerable to invasives as climate changes
In the battle between native and invasive wetland plants, a new Duke University study finds climate change may tip the scales in favor of the invaders—but it's going to be more a war of attrition than a frontal assault.
New model helps boost fishery profits and sustainability
By identifying the most efficient fishing practices and behaviors, a new model developed by economists at Duke University and the University of Connecticut could help fishermen land larger paychecks while reducing the risk ...
Protein could put antibiotic-resistant bugs in handcuffs
Staph infections that become resistant to multiple antibiotics don't happen because the bacteria themselves adapt to the drugs, but because of a kind of genetic parasite they carry called a plasmid that helps its host survive ...
Strict diet suspends development, doubles lifespan of worms
The centuries-long search for the fountain of youth has yielded only a few promising leads, one of which entails an extreme, emaciating diet. A new study of the tiny nematode worm C. elegans begins to explain this marvel ...
Revealing political partisanship a bad idea on resumes
Displaced political aides looking for a new, nonpartisan job in the wake of the midterm power shuffle may fare better if they tone down any political references on their resumes, finds a new study from Duke University.
Materials break, then remake, bonds to build strength
Microscopic tears in a new kind of man-made material may actually help the substance bulk up like a bodybuilder at the gym.
Tropical countries' growing wealth may aid conservation
While inadequate funding has hampered international efforts to conserve biodiversity in tropical forests, a new Duke University-led study finds that people in a growing number of tropical countries may be willing to shoulder ...
Denying problems when we don't like the political solutions
There may be a scientific answer for why conservatives and liberals disagree so vehemently over the existence of issues like climate change and specific types of crime.
Genome sequences show how lemurs fight infection
The young lemur named Eugenius started to get sick. Very sick. He was lethargic, losing weight and suffering from diarrhea. Duke Lemur Center veterinarians soon pinpointed the cause of his illness: Eugenius tested positive ...
Law of the Sea authorizes animal tagging research without nations' consent
Many marine animals are world travelers, and scientists who study and track them can rarely predict through which nations' territorial waters their paths will lead.