Six Teams Awarded Grants in Inaugural MEDx Pilot Project Funding Program

April 27, 2016

Six teams from Pratt School of Engineering and the School of Medicine have been awarded grants in an inaugural MEDx funding opportunity designed to stimulate new collaborations, or support a new effort in an existing collaboration, between faculty from the two schools. To be considered, a proposal [..]

MEDx Reflections: Q&A with Blake Wilson, Co-Inventor of the Cochlear Implant

April 7, 2016

"A huge opportunity has been seized" Blake Wilson, co-inventor of the cochlear implant and translational medicine researcher at Duke for more than three decades, talks about the new MEDx program What’s your experience been like at Duke when it comes to collaborations between the engineering and [..]

New Collaborative Seed Grant Program Gives Eight Awards

March 16, 2016

A new program aimed at fostering interactions between researchers in the School of Medicine and the campus has awarded its first round of seed grants to eight project teams.

Tickbot: Innovation in Global Health & Engineering

February 11, 2016

Published on Feb 8, 2016 Manually collecting ticks for infectious disease research is risky business, putting researchers in danger of contracting the very diseases they’re studying. But DGHI’s Greg Gray and three Duke University engineering students -- Andrew Buie, Logan Rooper, and Austin McKee [..]

Gene Editing Offers Hope for Treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Studies Find

January 7, 2016

Three research groups, working independently of one another, reported in the journal Science on Thursday that a powerful new gene-editing technique could treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in mice.

Gall Named Associate Director of Duke MEDx

December 11, 2015

Ken Gall has been appointed associate director of Duke MEDx. An interdisciplinary scientist whose work focuses on developing and understanding advanced materials for biomedical applications, Gall is a professor and chair of mechanical engineering and materials science in the Pratt School of [..]

Duke MEDx Announces 2015-2016 Colloquia Teams

November 11, 2015

Duke MEDx is pleased to announce the results of its first RFA for interdisciplinary colloquia.

Trying a New Pulse for Pain Relief

October 28, 2015

For people with incurable chronic pain, a small device that periodically stimulates the spinal cord with a small electric pulse can bring much needed relief. But the implantable devices don’t work for everyone. And when they do work, only about 60 percent of patients experience a halving of pain [..]

CRISPR Brings Precise Control to Gene Expression

October 26, 2015

Researchers have demonstrated the exceptional specificity of a new way to switch sequences of the human genome on or off without editing the underlying genetic code. Originally discovered as an antiviral system in bacteria, CRISPR/Cas9 is one of the hottest topics in genetic research today. By [..]