Med School Blog

E.g., Monday, October 19, 2020
E.g., Monday, October 19, 2020
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Helen Hobbs, MD ​2020 Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, Distinguished Lecturer
October 15, 2020
By Alissa Kocer
Lefkowitz Distinguished Lecture explores how genes affect lipid levels. Both cholesterol and triglycerides are essential lipids, but when they...
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SoM Virutal Research Week, oct. 5 - Oct. 8
October 13, 2020
By By Lindsay Key
More than 700 Duke faculty, staff and students attended lectures and the poster session during School of Medicine Research Week 2020, held virtually...
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Carolyn Coyne, PhD; Josh Huang, PhD; Ed Miao, MD, PhD; Zhao Zhang, PhD
October 13, 2020
By Lindsay Key
In alignment with Duke University’s commitment to advance science and technology research, the School of Medicine, with support from The Duke...
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Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD; Warren Kibbe, PhD
September 30, 2020
Nationwide program aims to build innovative and sustainable solutions to expand test access and uptake in underserved and vulnerable communities The...
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Jonas J. Swartz, MD
September 28, 2020
Most women of child-bearing age who responded to a national survey were unfamiliar with their state’s abortion laws and commonly repeated abortion...
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Tony Moody, MD
September 25, 2020
The 2020 flu season is upon us and like many, we have questions and concerns. We talked to Duke Human Vaccine Institute investigator, Tony Moody, MD...
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headshots of the various faculty on the grant
September 24, 2020
For the first time at Duke, the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is awarding a Center of...
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hand using the controller of an electric wheelchair
September 24, 2020
A new drug offers hope for young boys with the progressive neuromuscular disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by potentially offering an...
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gloved hand placing samples in a centrifuge
September 24, 2020
The study, conducted prior to COVID-19, has broad potential for pandemic responses A team of Duke Health scientists have identified biomarkers that...
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Facts and Figures 2020 icon and photo of Duke Medicine Circle with #tourdukehealth
September 23, 2020
The School of Medicine Office of Communications, in close collaboration with colleagues across Duke Health, has created new digital resources for the...
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Megan Shepherd-Banigan, PhD
September 22, 2020
The Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregiving (RCI) has teamed up with Duke researchers to better understand the needs of unpaid caregivers across...
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Mark McClellan, MD, PhD; Lavanya Vasudevan, PhD; and Thomas Denny, MSc, M.Phil
September 22, 2020
Trio of Duke experts address threat of a 'twindemic' and development of a COVID vaccine Not sure whether to get a flu shot this year? The flu has...
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text: get out & vote
September 21, 2020
All members of the Duke University and Duke University Health System community are encouraged to register and vote in the 2020 election. Register to...
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Derek Wilson T'86 MBA'90
September 17, 2020
The gift will expand the center’s work over the next six years in three signature areas: accuracy of evidence in criminal cases, the role of equity...
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This image from a confocal microscope shows four retinal ganglion cells, the cells that send a signal from the retina to the brain. (Marija Rudzite, Duke University)
September 16, 2020
By Karl Leif Bates
The brain has adaptive noise filters that change with conditions, making signals 20 – 100 percent more accurate If human eyes came in a package, it...

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