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

Machine learning algorithm uses high-temporal-resolution growth curves to identify pathogens with 98% accuracy and predict antibiotic resistance just as well as genetic-based methods

Long, thin, neon green cells with small bright spots

August 03, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Researchers Create Artificial Organelles to Control Cellular Behavior

New form of synthetic biology for controlling cellular behavior uses intrinsically disordered proteins

A handful of star-shaped nanoparticles with multiple prongs

July 21, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Silver-Plated Gold Nanostars Detect Early Cancer Biomarkers

New optical sensing platform can detect genomic cancer biomarkers directly in patient tissues

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

Smart watch study expands by providing devices in underserved areas

Computer graphics of red spirals of different shapes

May 18, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

‘Vortex Microlaser’ Encodes Information in Twisting Beams of Light

Engineers develop first tunable, chip-based vortex microlaser and detector, providing a new route to increasing the bandwidth of fiber optic communications

Two pictures of different colored layers, one mostly blue and green stripes and the other blue and black

May 14, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Retinal Texture Could Provide Early Biomarker Of Alzheimer’s Disease

New imaging technique combines two technologies to spot early warning signs of Alzehimer’s disease in mice

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

3D interface provides cellular-level, full-body blood flow modeling to study and treat cardiovascular disease

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

Researchers use plasmonics to enhance fluorescent markers in lab-on-a-chip diagnostic devices

A copper rectangle with slits cut in the shape of a smiley face (left) and a blue screen with red and yellow blobs showing up in the same pattern

May 11, 2020 | Duke Engineering News

Inexpensively Locating Friendly (and Unfriendly) Radio Waves

Passive method for locating and characterizing radio waves could lead to cameras that can capture images using ambient radio waves

Small box with a screen and a boxy gun for scanning retinas

June 28, 2019 | Duke Engineering News

Low-Cost Retinal Scanner Could Help Prevent Blindness Worldwide

Re-engineered device offers clinically accurate eye scans at a fraction of the cost