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The image shows a small fluorescent protein that emits and absorbs light that penetrates deep into biological tissue. Here, it indicates inflammation in a living mouse liver. The inset shows the molecular and chemical structure of the protein, miRFP718nano.

December 05, 2022 | Duke Engineering

Small Glowing Protein Allows Researchers to Peer Deeper Into Living Tissues

Proteins that emit longer wavelengths of near-infrared light help create detailed, hi-res biomedical images

December 02, 2022 | Duke Engineering

“Virtual Pillars” Separate and Sort Blood-Based Nanoparticles

Sorting biological nanoparticles 500 times thinner than a human hair could improve a wide variety of diagnostics and treatments

Two circles - one purple one pink - with math notations around them above a microchip layout

November 29, 2022 | Duke Engineering

Microlaser Chip Adds New Dimensions to Quantum Communication

Duke engineers help a team led by Penn double the quantum information space of any previous on-chip laser

Artist's rendering of the COVID virus

November 15, 2022 | Duke Engineering Magazine

Detecting How COVID-19 Can Directly Infect and Damage Human Kidney Cells

A fortuitous collaboration between Duke BME’s Samira Musah and the Duke Human Vaccine Institute’s Maria Blasi helps illuminate why the virus is so adept at attacking kidney cells

Light painting representing a dancer

October 19, 2022 | Duke Engineering

Light Painting Presents a New Route for Expression

A photography workshop at Duke Engineering showed the community how to combine quirky light sources and long exposures to achieve otherworldly effects

Cynthia Toth of Duke University

October 12, 2022 | Duke University School of Medicine

An Engineer at Heart: Cynthia Toth's 25 years of revolutionizing eye care and surgery

When Toth joined the Duke faculty in 1993, she found the perfect setting to develop OCT to improve patient care.

A watch showing the heart rate

October 10, 2022 | Duke Engineering

Smartwatches Can Help Guide COVID-19 Testing

Data from smartwatches can help identify people with likely COVID-19 infections, enabling physicians to catch more cases with fewer tests

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts. Photo by Jared Lazarus.

September 13, 2022 | Duke Today

Adrienne Stiff-Roberts Named Presidential Fellow for 2022-23 Academic Year

The Jeffrey N. Vinik Professor of Electrical Computer Engineering at Duke will participate in strategic and operational discussions across the university

A graphic art image of how nanorattles are made (top) with black-and-white microscope images of circles and blocks below

September 13, 2022 | Duke Engineering

Nanorattles Shake Up New Possibilities for Disease Detection

New nanoparticle shape can greatly enhance signals from multiple separate biomarkers at once, accurately detecting head and neck cancers without biopsies

An artistic representation of a cell floating with a bunch of other cells with interior structures made of red and pink

August 29, 2022 | Duke Engineering

Microbial Communities Stay Healthy By Swapping Knowledge

High levels of horizontal gene transfer could help researchers engineer useful microbiomes independent of unstable population dynamics

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