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MEDx fosters the exchange of ideas and creates research opportunities between physicians, engineers, computer scientists, researchers and innovators at Duke University.

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Entrepreneurship Workshops

The 2020-2021 Entrepreneurship Workshop series has been announced!

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COVID19 Engineering Response

We're working on projects to address Duke Health's identified clinical equipment needs.

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On cutting edge: Duke engineers developing biomaterial implants to improve our health

The Latest

CRISPR at a Tipping Point: Q&A with Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna

October 21, 2021

In advance of Doudna’s lecture on October 26, several Duke researchers were invited to ask her questions about her work.

Jennifer Doudna

MEDx Announces High-Risk High-Impact 2021 Seed Funding Recipients

October 21, 2021

Duke MEDx is excited to announce the 2021 grant recipients!

2021 grant recipients

Better Preclinical Drug Testing and More with Organs-on-Chips

October 20, 2021

MEDx Investigator, Shyni Varghese, is teaming up with colleagues to assess its potential in evaluating COVID-19 drug candidates.

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Triangle Innovation Week

October 19, 2021

A week of celebrating innovation & entrepreneurship in the Triangle. Read more about events and how to attend Oct. 20 - Nov. 5, 2021.

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MEDx Investigator Shyni Varghese: Cell-Filled Pouch Creates Temporary “Chimeras” to Treat Disease

October 11, 2021

MEDx Investigator Shyni Varghese, and other biomedical engineers at Duke University, have devised a pouch designed to create temporary chimeras – mixed species -- to treat diseases. In a proof-of-concept study, the device protected transplanted human liver cells from mice’s immune systems for six months while they produced crucial biomolecules.

Pouch Diagram

Upcoming Events

CRISPR: Rewriting DNA and the Future of Humanity

Tuesday, October 26

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Zoom

Presenter: Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna, PhD

Jennifer Doudna, PhD

Duke MEDx News

The MEDx e-newsletter is sent once per semester and provides a snapshot of our research, programs, people and events.

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