Science Market Update

$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: Stem Cells, heart disease, Duke University, University of Wisconsin Madison, Alabama, UAB, AL, Southern Region, University of Alabama at Birmingham, bioengineering

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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Tags: new research building, Duke University, Southern, Durham, NC, Duke, new Building, BioResearch Product Faire, Medical Science Research Building

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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Tags: Duke University, cancer research, Durham, NC, Duke, Antibodies, BioResearch Product Faire, cancer therapy, eastern, CFH

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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Tags: Duke University, Southern, Durham, NC, Duke, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire, Zebrafish, Skin regeneration

Duke Scientists Use Zebrafish to Fight Deadly Brain Infections

Posted by Robert Larkin on Mon, Nov 23, 2015

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Tags: East Coast Bioscience Shows, biomedical research, Medical Research, Duke University, North Carolina, disease research, Research Funding, Durham, NC, Duke, Southern Region, 2016, BioResearch Product Faire™, duke medicine

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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Tags: Duke University, North Carolina, infectious diseases, 2015, malaria, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Durham, NC, Duke, NIH funding, Duke Medical Plaza, NIH grants

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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Tags: Duke University, North Carolina, Microscopy, East Coast, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Durham, Research, NC, Duke, gene expression, Yeast

Duke Receives $5.9 Million for Genomics Bioresearch

Posted by Robert Larkin on Tue, Jan 27, 2015

Many people might be unaware that genes can be turned on and off, just like a light switch. Researchers at Duke University know this, and they are among several institutions receiving NIH funding to discover the nature of the "light switch" that makes it all possible. Duke University, in collaboration with the Center for Genomic and Computational Biology is one of five centers sharing $28.3 million in grants from the National Human Genome Research Institute to study mechanisms for gene regulation. According to a university press release the Duke University team, led by Tim Reddy, will receive $5.9 million to characterize how human lung epithelial cells respond to anti-inflammatory drugs called glucocorticoids.

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Tags: Bioresearch, Duke University, North Carolina, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Research Funding, NC, Duke, NIH award, NIH grants

Duke Researchers Awarded $15M to Study New Treatments for Brain Disorders

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Jan 20, 2015

Autism, a group of neurodegenerative genetic disorders that cause learning and behavioral challenges, affects approximately 2 million Americans. Other neurodegenerative diseases like stroke and cerebral palsy also affect a large amount of people in the United States. Stroke and cerebral palsy can cause serious brain damage, while autism causes many lifelong behavioral and learning challenges. 

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Tags: Duke University, Southern, brain research, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Durham, NC, Duke, Marcus Foundation, Umbilical Cord Blood

Duke Researchers Use Tarantula Venom to Stop Cartilage Cell Death

Posted by Laura Braden on Tue, Dec 30, 2014

Anyone with arachnophobia will tell you how terrifying spiders are, especially some of the larger ones like tarantulas. One of the biggest fears people report is getting bitten by a poisonous spider. Even though tarantula venom is very weak and not deadly to humans, the thought of getting bitten can cause some people to tremble with fear.

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Tags: Duke University, Southern, 2015, BioResearch Product Faire Event, Durham, NC, Duke

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