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CRISPR at a Tipping Point: Q&A with Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna

October 21, 2021

In advance of Doudna’s lecture on October 26, several Duke researchers were invited to ask her questions about her work.

Jennifer Doudna

MEDx Announces High-Risk High-Impact 2021 Seed Funding Recipients

October 21, 2021

Duke MEDx is excited to announce the 2021 grant recipients!

2021 grant recipients

Better Preclinical Drug Testing and More with Organs-on-Chips

October 20, 2021

MEDx Investigator, Shyni Varghese, is teaming up with colleagues to assess its potential in evaluating COVID-19 drug candidates.

Shyni Varghese in lab coat

Triangle Innovation Week

October 19, 2021

A week of celebrating innovation & entrepreneurship in the Triangle. Read more about events and how to attend Oct. 20 - Nov. 5, 2021.

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MEDx Investigator Shyni Varghese: Cell-Filled Pouch Creates Temporary “Chimeras” to Treat Disease

October 11, 2021

MEDx Investigator Shyni Varghese, and other biomedical engineers at Duke University, have devised a pouch designed to create temporary chimeras – mixed species -- to treat diseases. In a proof-of-concept study, the device protected transplanted human liver cells from mice’s immune systems for six months while they produced crucial biomolecules.

Pouch Diagram

Bass Connections RFP for 2022-2023 Project Teams

October 6, 2021

Bass Connections is now seeking proposals for year-long, team-based research projects that engage faculty, undergraduates, and graduate/professional students in the interdisciplinary exploration of complex societal challenges. Funding ranges from $5,000 to $25,000. Deadline is Nov. 1, 2021.

Jerome Lynch Named New Dean of Pratt School of Engineering

September 2, 2021

University of Michigan chair is nationally known for developing smart technologies to improve civil infrastructure systems.

Jerome Lynch

MEDx Investigator, Michael Rubinstein, part of MONET team

September 1, 2021

NSF creates polymer chemistry optimization center at Duke for future materials.

MONET team

iMED Brings Engineering Innovation to Medicine Through the Power of Graduate Students

July 9, 2021

Student group iMED welcomes graduate students from all walks of life

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Thexa Technologies: Using Cutting Edge Innovation to Improve Sanitation Health Practices

July 7, 2021

Company turns seed funding from MEDx and Duke CTSI into a funding opportunity through Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU).

Man in airport

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