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Musah Named Among Inspiring Black Scientists in America

February 14, 2020

MEDx Investigator Samira Musah was recognized for her innovative research in stem cell engineering and human kidney disease. Affiliated faculty member Kafui Dzirasa was also recognized on this list.

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Heart Rate Measurements of Wearable Monitors Vary by Activity, Not Skin Color

February 12, 2020

MEDx Investigator Jessilyn Dunn and team have demonstrated that skin tones don't alter the accuracy of heart rate monitors on smart watches and fitness trackers, but activities affect readings.

Ph.D. student Brinnae Bent prepares to download information from a wearable health monitoring device while assistant professor Jessilyn Dunn looks on. (Les Todd)

Duke Student Startup Wins $50,000 NFL 1st and Future Innovation Challenge

February 7, 2020

Founded by three Duke Engineers on Duke's football team, and mentored by Ken Gall, Protect3d uses 3D scanners and printers to produce anatomically precise protective devices.

From left to right: Ken Gall with the founders of Protect3d, Kevin Gehsmann, Clark Bulleit and Tim Skapek

Smart Toilet Saves Vital Health Data from Getting Flushed

February 4, 2020

A Bass Connections project team, co-led by Geoff Ginsburg, is developing a tool to access an untapped source of important health data.

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New Kaganov Grant Awardees Announced

January 21, 2020

The Kaganov Steering Committee and MEDx are pleased to announce the grant winners for the Kaganov Research Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering.

FY20 Kaganov Grant Award Winners

A Crystal Ball for the Decade Ahead

January 16, 2020

Director Geoff Ginsburg and MEDx Investigator Shyni Varghese offered their ideas for the world of 2030.

A whimsical retro postcard from the future.

External Funding Opportunity: NC Biotech Translational Research Grant

January 14, 2020

The NC Biotech Center is offering a funding opportunity that may be of interest to members of the Duke community surrounding commercial development of university-held life science inventions.

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Call for Applications: Medical Device Development

December 16, 2019

MEDx, in conjunction with FastTrack, is offering a funding opportunity for the development and translation of medical device ideas.

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Bone Bandage Soaks Up Pro-Healing Biochemical To Accelerate Repair

December 16, 2019

Researchers at Duke University, including MEDx Investigator Shyni Varghese, have engineered a bandage that captures and holds a pro-healing molecule at the site of a bone break to accelerate and improve the natural healing process.

This graphic shows the healing progress of a fracture in a mouse treated with a new type of bone bandage that traps native adenosine (top), is preloaded with external adenosine (middle), and has no adenosine at all. The sequestered adenosine clearly helps the breaks heal faster to the naked eye up to 14 days, with cross sections of the bones showing more density and vascularization after 21 days.

Call for Applications: MEDx Colloquia

December 10, 2019

MEDx is pleased to offer support for interdisciplinary colloquia to solve complex problems and inspire innovation.

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