93-Year-Old Joins Duke CTSI Study to Help Solve Kidney Disease Mystery in People of African Ancestry

At age 93, Pearl Asbury joined a study at the Duke CTSI office in Kannapolis at the North Carolina Research Campus to better understand kidney disease in people of African ancestry. “I always wanted to be involved in a study just for Afro-Americans. It is wonderful because for so much of our history, our health has not been understood,” said Asbury, who became the 100th person to enroll. “At 93, it might not help me, but it might help my children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

One month before shutting down his lab, Paul Modrich looks back on his pathway to the Nobel

An interview with Dr. Paul Modrich, James B. Duke Professor of Biochemistry and Professor of Chemistry at Duke University. Dr. Modrich was awarded the 2015 Nobel Prize for Chemistry jointly with Tomas Lindahl of the Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory in the UK, and Aziz Sancar of University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, for mechanistic studies of DNA repair.