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September 01, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Duke Joins $115 Million Quantum Systems Accelerator

Duke University is joining 14 U.S. institutions in a five-year, $115 million effort to forge the technological solutions needed to harness quantum information science for discoveries that benefit the world. Funded by the Department of Energy, the Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA) will be led by [...]

A single dark tube splits into two glowing red tubes

August 27, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Scientists Pair 3D Bioprinting and Computer Modeling to Examine Cancer Spread in Blood Vessels

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientists have paired 3D-printed, living human brain vasculature with Duke University's advanced computational flow simulations to better understand tumor cell attachment to blood vessels, the first step in secondary tumor formation during cancer metastasis [...]

Neon green bacteria grow in an ocean of red-tinted growth media

August 03, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

AI May Offer a Better Way to ID Drug-Resistant Superbugs

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have shown that different strains of the same bacterial pathogen can be distinguished by a machine learning analysis of their growth dynamics alone, which can then also accurately predict other traits such as resistance to antibiotics. The demonstration could [...]

Long, thin, neon green cells with small bright spots

August 03, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Researchers Create Artificial Organelles to Control Cellular Behavior

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have demonstrated a method for controlling the phase separation of an emerging class of proteins to create artificial membrane-less organelles within human cells. The advance, similar to controlling how vinegar forms droplets within oil, creates opportunities [...]

A handful of star-shaped nanoparticles with multiple prongs

July 21, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Silver-Plated Gold Nanostars Detect Early Cancer Biomarkers

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have engineered a method for simultaneously detecting the presence of multiple specific microRNAs in RNA extracted from tissue samples without the need for labeling or target amplification. The technique could be used to identify early biomarkers of cancer [...]

The CovIdentify team uses biometric data from smartwatches and smartphones to identify early signs of COVID-19 infection.

June 12, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

'Covidentify' Adapts to Address a Changing Pandemic

Researchers at Duke University are expanding a recent study intended to help identify the symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This expanded effort will help the team establish a more comprehensive method of early-symptom detection and provide more information about [...]

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May 18, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

‘Vortex Microlaser’ Encodes Information in Twisting Beams of Light

Researchers from a worldwide collaboration have demonstrated the ability to precisely control a property of a laser called its orbital angular momentum. The technology will allow researchers to transmit more data in optical communications devices, offering a new route to stay ahead of the world’s [...]

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May 14, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Retinal Texture Could Provide Early Biomarker Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have devised a new imaging device capable of measuring both the thickness and texture of the various layers of the retina at the back of the eye. The advance could be used to detect a biomarker of Alzheimer’s disease, potentially offering a widespread early [...]

A man with a virtual reality headset on manipulating a heart with arteries in the air

May 13, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Virtual Reality Blood Flow Simulation To Improve Cardiovascular Interventions

Biomedical engineers at Duke University are developing a massive fluid dynamics simulator that can model blood flow through the full human arterial system at subcellular resolution. One of the goals of the effort is to provide doctors with guidance in their treatment plans by allowing them to [...]

A cartoon graphic of the pieces of a new way to read fluorescent biomarkers

May 12, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Silver Nanocubes Make Point-of-Care Diagnostics Easier to Read

Engineers at Duke University have shown that nanosized silver cubes can make diagnostic tests that rely on fluorescence easier to read by making them more than 150 times brighter. Combined with an emerging point-of-care diagnostic platform already shown capable of detecting small traces of viruses [...]

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