Six Teams Awarded Grants in Inaugural MEDx Pilot Project Funding Program
April 27, 2016Six 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 [..]
March 16, 2016A 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.
February 11, 2016Published 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 [..]
January 20, 2016
January 7, 2016Three 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, 2015Ken 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, 2015Duke MEDx is pleased to announce the results of its first RFA for interdisciplinary colloquia.
Trying a New Pulse for Pain Relief
October 28, 2015For 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, 2015Researchers 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 [..]