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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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Have an idea for a MEDx project? Looking for a collaborator in medicine or engineering? Want to become a mentor?

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Distinguished Lecture

Hear Duke med graduate Dr. Mark Humayun talk about his work to develop advanced retinal implants.

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Kaganov Initiative

The Kaganov Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering aims to improve the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of pulmonary diseases.

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The Latest

Fixing Muscle and the Brain

November 6, 2019

MEDx Investigator Tatiana Segura and Nenad Bursac are engineering hydrogel microenvironments to physically and chemically support the growth of skeletal muscle and brain tissue.

A stained cross section of the new muscle fibers.

Big Ideas on a Small Surface

October 31, 2019

Affiliated faculty George Truskey and MEDx Investigator Shyni Varghese use custom lab-on-a-chip technologies to create novel models of tissues, organs and diseases.

Vardhman Kumar examines a microfluidic chip

Stabilizing brittle bones: Duke research provides a new angle to osteoporosis treatment

October 11, 2019

MEDx Investigator Shyni Varghese & her research team have discovered a drug that may be able to stimulate the body to naturally rebuild bone tissue.

Shyni Varghese

MEDx connects School of Medicine and Pratt to encourage research collaboration

October 8, 2019

From preventing seizures to analyzing human feces, Duke’s MEDx program is connecting biomedical researchers and doctors to engineers to meet technological needs in medicine.

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MEDx Reflects: Exploring the medicine and engineering intersection with George Truskey

September 18, 2019

An affiliated faculty member of MEDx, Truskey sees the importance of collaboration between clinical care, basic-science research and engineering.

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Upcoming Events

MEDx Café

Wednesday, November 13

10:30 am to 12:00 pm NOSH (1st floor, Trent Semans Center)

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Introduction to Entrepreneurship

Saturday, November 16

11:00 am to 3:00 pm The Bullpen at Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative

Presenter: Bill Walker, PhD, Mattson Family Director, Duke University Pratt School of Engineering

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Global Perspectives on Technology Commercialization

Wednesday, November 20

9:00 am to 1:00 pm RTP, NC @ RTP Foundation

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MEDx Café

Wednesday, November 27

10:30 am to 12:00 pm Twinnie's

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MEDx Café

Wednesday, December 11

10:30 am to 12:00 pm NOSH (1st floor, Trent Semans Center)

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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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