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2012-04-07 23:00:50

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

2012-03-26 09:30:50

From miniature elephants to monster mice, and even Hobbit-sized humans, size changes in island animals are well-known to science.

Exotic Materials Will Change Optics
2012-03-20 03:00:43

Duke University engineers believe that continued advances in creating ever-more exotic and sophisticated man-made materials will greatly improve their ability to control light at will.

Process Makes Polymers Truly Plastic
2012-03-16 03:21:58

Just as a chameleon changes its color to blend in with its environment, Duke University engineers have demonstrated for the first time that they can alter the texture of plastics on demand, for example, switching back and forth between a rough surface and a smooth one.

2012-03-14 21:33:22

Convincing speeches are central to campaigning for elected office, but do our voices affect how we select our leaders?

2012-03-14 21:00:48

One in four HIV patients was found to have been sexually abused as a child, according to a two-year Duke University study of more than 600 HIV patients.

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2012-03-13 08:54:20

Researchers at Duke University have determined the structure of a key molecule used to carry chemotherapy and other anti-viral drugs into cells.

2012-03-05 23:16:00

The increasing use of large breakwaters and other hard structures to reduce erosion in "living shorelines" along coastal estuaries may be no better for the environment than the ecologically harmful bulkheads they were designed to replace.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.