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2013-02-04 14:44:19

Epidermal growth factor has been found to speed the recovery of blood-making stem cells after exposure to radiation.

Lemur Parasites Could Grow Across Madagascar
2013-01-25 09:06:23

Researchers say climate change in Madagascar could cause disease-carrying lemur parasites to grow and reproduce more quickly, spreading to new areas and presenting a potential danger to the human population.

2013-01-10 11:08:01

Duke researchers are looking to genomic technologies – not the isolation of bacteria or viruses – to quickly detect and diagnose infectious diseases such as the flu and staph.

Distinctive Male Peacock Love Call Allures Females From Afar
2012-12-21 12:05:04

The distinctive sound made by male peacocks just before mating attracts female voyeurs for reasons currently unknown.

2012-12-11 01:02:57

A nanomaterial engineered by researchers at Duke can help regulate chloride levels in nerve cells that contribute to chronic pain, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.

Unemployment May Increase Risk Of Heart Attack
2012-11-20 11:16:40

Researchers from Duke University recently revealed results from a study that showed that unemployment may increase the risk of having a heart attack.

Researcher Improving On Invisibility Cloak Concepts
2012-11-12 12:57:49

In the latest attempt to turn science fiction into science fact, one University of Duke researcher is saying he’s improved upon previous invisibility concepts.

2012-10-24 23:48:44

The flame-retardant mixture known as “Firemaster 550” is an endocrine disruptor that causes extreme weight gain, early onset of puberty and cardiovascular health effects in lab animals.


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