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Duke: Researchers find how Natural Killer Cells Regulate Protective HIV Antibodies

Posted by Andrea Inks on Tue, Dec 04, 2018

Duke received a $28 Million grant from the NIH to discover immunologic research directed at tackling major scientific problems that hinder the development of an effective HIV-1 vaccine. The vaccine strategy will be based on identifying and targeting novel HIV-1 vulnerabilities to B, T and NK cell immune responses and then using this information to design vaccines that will induce protective immunity at the time and location of HIV-1 transmission.

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Duke: $12M in NIH Funding for Genome Research

Posted by Rebecca Inch-Partridge on Mon, Nov 19, 2018

According to the NIH, "Genomic medicine is an emerging medical discipline that involves using genomic information about an individual as part of their clinical care (e.g. for diagnostic or therapeutic decision-making) and the health outcomes and policy implications of that clinical use."

In 2018, Duke University was awarded six grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute, a part of the NIH. Two of the grants will total about $9 million over the next 5 years. The first grant establishes the Duke Center for Applied Genomics & Precision Medicine. The second supports a Duke initiative to gather the family medical histories of low-income patients and assess their inherited risk of certain diseases.

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Federal and Foundation Funding Helps Duke Scientists Find Way to Prevent Strokes

Posted by Rebecca Partridge on Tue, Apr 25, 2017

Each year, Duke's Department of Medicine receives more than $130 million in federal research grants to fund basic, clinical, and transnational research. For the fiscal year 2015-2016 Duke University also received over $180 in private donations from individuals and various foundations to support their lifesaving research. An example of their success is a recent study conducted by Duke University researchers that may save patients with atrial fibrillation (A-fib) from suffering from strokes.

(Image of Duke's Levine Science Research Center courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

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$8M Research Grant Awarded to UAB, Duke, & UW Collaborative Study

Posted by Emily Olson on Wed, Sep 28, 2016

The $8M grant, given by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, will support a project in which the research team will use bioengineered stem cells and tissue to create a functional heart patch. The patch will restore function and prevent heart failure that can be caused by a heart attack's damage.
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Tags: University of Alabama at Birmingham, UAB, Alabama, AL, Southern Region, heart disease, Stem Cells, bioengineering, Duke University, University of Wisconsin Madison

Duke Expanding Research Capabilities with New Medical Science Building

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Jul 15, 2016

Duke University is a leading research institution, with hundreds of life science researchers conducting cutting-edge research throughout the university's dozens of research centers, buildings, and departments. In order to accommodate all of the research being conducted, the university recently begun construction on a new $103 million, 155,000-square-foot research building. (Image of the entrance to the Duke University Medical Center courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, in the Public Domain)

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Cancer Fighting Antibody Created by Duke Researchers

Posted by Laura Braden on Fri, Jun 10, 2016

Antibodies are essential for keeping the body healthy, as they are produced in the immune system and sent to fight harmful substances. Since they are essential for fighting off unwanted antigens in the body, antibodies are a hot topic that researchers are constantly studying. Recently, a research team from Duke University developed an antibody that specifically targets cancer cells, providing a possible new immunotherapy for cancer. (Image of antibody-antigen complex courtesy of Alejandro Porto via Wikimedia Commons)

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Duke Researchers Study Skin Regeneration with Technicolor Zebrafish

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Apr 05, 2016

Researchers at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina have been studying how cells regenerate skin tissue through the use of genetically engineered, technicolor zebrafish.

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Duke Scientists Use Zebrafish to Fight Deadly Brain Infections

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Nov 23, 2015

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Duke Study brings NIH Malaria Funding to $2.6M

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Apr 21, 2015

According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 198 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide and 500,000 people died, mostly children in the African Region.

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Duke University Illuminates the Beauty of Yeast

Posted by David Larsen on Fri, Mar 20, 2015


By combining time-lapse luminescence microscopy with a microfluidic device, researchers at Duke University were able to track the dynamics of cell cycle genes in single yeast with subminute exposure times over many generations. Typically time-lapse fluorescence microscopy of genetically encoded fluorescent proteins is the gold standard for measuring in vivo dynamics of gene expression in single cells. 

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