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Harvey Jay Cohen, MD, never planned to go into geriatrics. It wasn’t a word he heard in medical school in the 1960s. In fact, he hadn’t planned to go to medical school either. Once there, he certainly wasn’t planning to become a clinician--he just wanted to do research. Even after deciding to...Read Full Story

Students look inside brain

Standing in a brightly lit teaching lab in the Mary Duke Biddle Trent Semans Center for Health Education, Leonard White pops the lid off a bucket, reaches in with gloved hands, and carefully pulls out a three-pound human brain, roughly the size of a cantaloupe.

The Duke neurology...Read Full Story

Kendra Rumback and Gina Phillips stand outside clinic

It’s a four-hour drive west across the state of North Carolina from Durham to Bakersville, a small town in Mitchell County.

Most of the drive is on Interstate 40, but the last hour is entirely different. It begins with a sharp turn onto N.C. Highway 226. From there, the country road...Read Full Story

What does the rustle of tall grass mean to you? If you live in northwest Alaska, it could well mean your livelihood.

A hundred miles from Russia along the shores of the Bering Sea, the remote region is home to three cultural groups—the Inupiaq, Yup’ik and Siberian Yupik—that depend on...Read Full Story