Med School Blog

E.g., Sunday, February 25, 2018
E.g., Sunday, February 25, 2018
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Image with mouse
February 21, 2018
Treating food allergies might be a simple matter of teaching the immune system a new trick, researchers at Duke Health have found. In a study using...
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Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD, poses in his lab.
February 19, 2018
Joseph Heitman, MD, PhD , chair of the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology in the Duke University School of Medicine, is the 2018...
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two photos of red colored Dendrite spines which look like a close up of a wound thread with pieces fraying outward. Top has less of the frayed ends than the bottom.
February 15, 2018
Drug appears to reverse structural and genetic brain changes that affect memory, learning A drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer's...
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3 faculty and 3 staff award winners stand together for photo.
February 8, 2018
Three members of the School of Medicine staff have received 2017 Research Staff Appreciation Awards, in recognition of their exemplary support in the...
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William Dawson holding an accordion.
February 6, 2018
By Amaya Sanyal
When William Dawson took over the Performing Arts program at Duke Hospital, he became the first full-time staff Musician in Residence and Semans/Byrd...
News
Duke In Durham
February 1, 2018
By Mara Shurgot
Sorting sweet potatoes into food boxes for families in need is not exactly how medical students typically spend a Saturday morning, but for the Duke...
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Engineered cardiac muscle tissue
February 1, 2018
By Mara Shurgot
Someday, waiting lists for organ transplants will be a thing of the past. “One day, patients will have access to regenerative medicine treatments...
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Invented @ Duke
February 1, 2018
By Mara Shurgot
Entrepreneurism is in the air. The qualities of a successful entrepreneur typically include discipline, creativity, high risk tolerance, and...
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MEDx
February 1, 2018
By Mara Shurgot
With the establishment of one of the world’s first biomedical engineering departments in 1967, Duke University‘s preeminence at the intersection of...
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Light green curving tubes and light blue inner section graphic representing DNA
January 31, 2018
By MARLA VACEK BROADFOOT
If you had to copy billions of letters from one sheet of paper to another, you’d probably make a few mistakes. So it might not come as a surprise...
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Head shots of two women doctors.
January 23, 2018
By ASM Communications
In January, Sallie Permar and Georgia Tomaras from the Duke University School of Medicine were among 96 new fellows elected to the American Academy...
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flesh to pinkish colored cells shaped like multi petaled flowers
January 17, 2018
By Duke Health News & Media
Melanomas have an especially lethal ability to turn off the body’s immune system, which enables these deadly skin cancers to grow and spread. And...
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two women walking down a medical hallway.
January 11, 2018
Goodbye 2017, hello 2018! Phyllis Perry, 63, was one of the last participants in 2017 to enroll in and complete her initial onsite visit for the...
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colorful microscopic view of virus. Large blue circles appear surrounded by vibrant green with one area showing magenta.
January 11, 2018
A new study reveals how dengue virus manages to reproduce itself in an infected person without triggering the body’s normal defenses. Duke...
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Head shot of Kimberly Johnson, M.D.
January 8, 2018
The REACH Equity Center launches in a program honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Disparities in health care and health outcomes are well documented...

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