Latest Duke University in North Carolina Stories

Instant Camouflage Discovered In Two Cephalopods
2011-11-11 11:17:36

Scientists have discovered two deep ocean species of cephalopods, the octopus Japetella heathi and the squid Onychoteuthis banksii, that can go from transparent to opaque in the blink of an eye.

2011-04-28 07:35:00

Researchers have found a new clue as to why bariatric surgery is more effective for controlling glucose levels in diabetics than dietary remedies alone, helping to explain why diabetes often disappears after the surgery, even before much weight is lost.

2011-03-21 12:20:00

A research team from Duke University in North Carolina has recreated autistic mice by mutating the gene which controls production of the protein, Shank3.

2010-02-13 08:50:00

New research suggests that the act of voluntarily sharing something with another may not be entirely exclusive to the human experience.

2008-01-16 13:37:58

A team of Japanese and U.S. researchers have successfully conducted an experiment in which a monkey's brain signals in the United States were transmitted over the Internet to maneuver a humanoid robot into walking in Japan.

Word of the Day
  • Growing in low tufty patches.
The word 'cespitose' comes from a Latin word meaning 'turf'.