Med School Blog

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E.g., Friday, April 26, 2019
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December 5, 2018
By Lindsay Key
When a patient’s blood oxygen levels drop below 90 percent in the emergency room in the United States, many doctors panic. The body needs oxygen in...
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broken leg in cast next to crutches on green grass
December 5, 2018
For a child, recovering from a broken bone is typically a short-lived, albeit painful, convalescence. But for older adults, it can be a protracted...
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Mitchell Horwitz, MD
December 4, 2018
Umbilical cord blood stem cells that are cultured and expanded outside the body before being used for bone marrow transplant in adult blood cancer...
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Anna Mae Diehl, MD
November 29, 2018
By Lindsay Key
Anna Mae Diehl, MD , the Florence McAllister Professor of Medicine and professor of molecular genetics and microbiology in Duke University School of...
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November 28, 2018
By Lindsay Key
Illustration by Laura Hughes Those who remember the crash test dummy commercials for automobiles in the 1980s know that testing new technologies...
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November 27, 2018
By Lindsay Key
Micah A. Luftig, PhD, William J. Steinbach, MD, Georgia D. Tomaras, PhD, Gregory A. Wray, PhD Four faculty members from the Duke University School of...
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November 27, 2018
When scientific publication is viewed as a web of connections, some publications are bigger than others. (Image Luc Viatour) Forty-four members of...
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A. Eugene Washington, MD, stands at a podium
November 16, 2018
A. Eugene Washington, MD , Chancellor for Health Affairs, and President and Chief Executive Officer for Duke University Health System, received the...
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November 14, 2018
By Lindsay Key
Grace Anderson, Erez Cohen, Tim Darlington, Fan Li Four senior PhD students in the School of Medicine were awarded the inaugural Chancellor’s Award...
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November 13, 2018
Duke Faculty Patrick J. Casey, PhD, a faculty member at both the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham and Duke-NUS Medical School in...
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Foot with red spot to indicate pain.
November 8, 2018
By Lindsay Key
Chemotherapy is a proven strategy for killing cancer cells, but treatment can affect the small sensory nerves in the feet and hands, causing tingling...
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group of 5 students facing camera.
November 7, 2018
By Alissa Kocer
Duke invests in students’ health through new wearables initiative Sleepless nights come with the territory in college. Pulling all-nighters becomes a...
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Geeta Swamy, MD
November 5, 2018
Geeta Swamy, MD , has been named vice dean and associate vice provost for scientific integrity for Duke University and the School of Medicine. Dr...
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Students in Lab
November 1, 2018
Duke University has been awarded a four-year grant from the Amgen Foundation to provide hands-on laboratory experience to undergraduate students...
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November 1, 2018
Duke's Teamwork and Diversity Awards are given every year to employees who champion the values of collaboration, cooperation and communication as a...

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