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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.

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.


Word of the Day
alicorn
  • The horn of a unicorn considered as a medical or pharmacological ingredient.
  • A winged horse with a single horn on its head; a winged unicorn.
The word 'alicorn' comes from Italian alicorno, already associated with unicorns and reinterpreted, popularized by Bearing an Hourglass (1984) and other fantasy novels by Piers Anthony.
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