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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.

photo of Duke

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.

George Truskey

Get Involved: Bass Connections Opportunities

September 3, 2019

Bass Connections is currently offering several opportunities for Duke faculty.

Nimmi Ramanujam and Jenna Meuller Pocket Colposcope

Meet Duke Rising Star, Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD

August 30, 2019

Dr. Dzirasa, MEDx affiliated faculty member and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is performing pioneering brain research that aims to help people with disorders like Alzheimer's and Schizophrenia.

Kafui Dzirasa

New Pharmaceutical Target Reverses Osteoporosis in Mice

August 22, 2019

MEDx Investigator Shyni Varghese was part of a team to discover a pharmaceutical target that, when activated, can reverse bone degradation caused by osteoporosis in mouse models of the disease.

Yu-Ru ‘Vernon’ Shih, a research scientist at Duke University, takes a close look at the tissue integrity of vertebral sections of a mouse with osteoporosis that has been treated by targeting a cell receptor

Hungry for Innovation: Notable Project Stems from MEDx Dinner

August 8, 2019

Gastroenterologist Darin Dufault and Biomedical Engineer Mark Palmeri designed a patent pending and licensed ergonomic improvement for endoscopes thanks to a dinner hosted by MEDx.

winning device

MEDx Reflects: Exploring the medicine and engineering intersection with Dean Ravi Bellamkonda

August 5, 2019

Ravi Bellamkonda sees the importance of enhancing ties between Pratt and other Duke schools and programs to continue building partnerships that help everyone rise.

Ravi Bellamkonda

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