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.
Though their purpose and function are still largely unknown, mirror neurons in the brain are believed by some neuroscientists to be central to how humans relate to each other. Deficiencies in mirror neurons might also play ...
New research from Duke Health suggests baseball scouts looking for a consistent, conscientious hitter may find clues not only in their performance on the field, but also in front of a computer screen.
A drug-like molecule developed by Duke Health researchers appears to intercede in an inflammatory response that is at the center of a variety of diseases, including some cancers, rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease.
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.
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.
The structures of key bacterial proteins have revealed one of the biochemical secrets that enables bacteria to outwit antibiotics.
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.
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 ...