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2012-06-04 19:29:25

Treating adolescents for major depression can also reduce their chances of abusing drugs later on, a secondary benefit found in a five-year study of nearly 200 youths at 11 sites across the United States.

2012-05-30 08:41:02

While the Statue of Liberty and old pennies may continue to turn green, printed electronics and media screens made of copper nanowires will always keep their original color.

2012-05-23 17:20:18

A Duke University-led study of North Carolina toddlers suggests that exposure to potentially toxic flame-retardant chemicals may be higher in nonwhite toddlers than in white toddlers.

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2012-05-14 20:53:22

A team of Duke University engineers plan to send us even further into the future as they have compiled a “master ingredient list” to create the next generation of quantum electronics.

2012-04-27 11:38:14

Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have shown the ability to turn scar tissue that forms after a heart attack into heart muscle cells using a new process that eliminates the need for stem cell transplant.

2012-04-27 00:03:03

Increased intake of dietary calcium may be key to addressing widespread dental health problems faced by millions of rural residents in Ethiopia's remote, poverty-stricken Main Rift Valley.

2012-04-24 23:10:39

Microscopic particles are being coaxed by Duke University engineers to assemble themselves into larger crystalline structures by the use of varying concentrations of microscopic particles and magnetic fields.

2012-04-24 22:16:51

Children who have experienced violence might really be older than their years.

2012-04-20 10:14:03

By developing software that uses 3-D models of proteins involved in cystic fibrosis, a team of scientists at Duke University has identified several new molecules that may ease the symptoms of the disease.

2012-04-07 23:00:50

Duke University DPT is the latest therapy program to join the Advanced Medical family.


Word of the Day
zill
  • One of a pair of round metal cymbals attached to the fingers and struck together for rhythm and percussion in belly dancing.
The word 'zill' comes from a Turkish word meaning "cymbals".
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