Rethinking the Use of Race and Other Labels in Genetics Research
A national committee co-chaired by Duke Professor Charmaine Royal issued a report that emphasized the high stakes of ensuring that genetics research benefits all groups in society and mitigates harm.
Chasing New Targets in Parkinson’s Disease
Colin Duckett, Vice Dean for Basic Science, led a discussion with premier researchers taking a a closer look at the fundamental biology of Parkinson’s disease during the March 30 Dean’s Distinguished Research Series.
Dzirasa Elected Member of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering
Dr. Dzirasa was elected by members of the College of Fellows “for his pioneering work in understanding the electrical patterns that underlie mental health disorders and his advocacy for inclusive science.”
How Worried Should We Be About Bird Flu?
A Duke infectious disease researcher explains why public health officials are closely watching a virus that some say could cause the next pandemic.
EDI Spotlight: Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS
When Leonor Corsino, MD, MHS, came to Duke as an Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition Fellow in 2006, she had a clear vision of her future as a physician-scientist working to address care, health outcomes, and health disparities for Latino and Hispanic populations.
Collaboration Seeks Genetic Clues to Chronic Lung Disease
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) is a disease that causes scarring on the lungs. Over time, as more scarring occurs, patients experience decreased lung function and difficulty breathing.
Gut Microbiome May Hold the Key to Healthy Aging
The goal of Shuo Han's research is to understand the interplay between the human gut microbiota and aging.
Study Reveals How UV Radiation May Drive Melanoma
Raluca Gordân, PhD, and team investigated how transcription factors may affect the production of genetic mutations, or mutagenesis, by binding to the wrong sites after being exposed to ultraviolet (UV) radiation.
Resident Cohort ACLT Plays a Role in NC Medicaid Expansion
After a decade of debate, North Carolina is poised to expand the state’s Medicaid program. A cohort of Duke internal medicine residents has been advocating for the expansion for years, playing a small but powerful—perhaps even pivotal—role in moving expansion legislation forward.
Black History Month Quiz: We Have a Winner!
Hilmar Lapp, from the Center for Genomic and Computational Biology, is winner of last month’s Duke University School of Medicine Black History Month quiz.