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Deadly Human Pathogen Cryptococcus Fully Sequenced
2014-04-18 13:05:19

By Marla Vacek Broadfoot, Duke University Ten-year effort yields map for finding weaknesses in the fungus Within each strand of DNA lies the blueprint for building an organism, along with the keys to its evolution and survival. These genetic instructions can give valuable insight into why pathogens like Cryptococcus neoformans -- a fungus responsible for a million cases of pneumonia and meningitis every year -- are so malleable and dangerous. Now researchers have sequenced the...

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2014-04-15 03:00:24

Erin Weeks, Duke University Bumping sex cells with the hornworts may have done it During the age of the dinosaurs, the arrival of flowering plants as competitors could have spelled doom for the ancient fern lineage. Instead, ferns diversified and flourished under the new canopy -- using a mysterious gene that helped them adapt to low-light environments. A team led by Duke University scientists has pinpointed the curious origins of this gene and determined that it was transferred to...

New Study Draws Links Between Bad Neighborhoods, Bad Life Events And Bad Health
2014-04-09 16:27:32

By Eric Ferreri, Duke University Residents of poorer Chicago neighborhoods are more likely to suffer terrible life events -- and their health suffers as a result, according to a new Duke University study. The misfortunes they face can come in many forms -- from mugging to job loss to the death of a loved one -- and the stress involved often leads to anxiety, depression and other illnesses, according to the study, released April 8 in PLoS ONE, an open access, peer-reviewed journal....

2014-04-04 12:25:58

Married and single moms suffer higher rates of depression living with parents Does living with grandparents ease or worsen a mothers' baby blues? The answer may depend on the mother's marital status, a new study from Duke University suggests. Married and single mothers suffer higher rates of depression when they live in multi-generational households in their baby's first year of life, the study found. But for moms who live with their romantic partners but aren't married, having one or...

2014-04-01 23:02:04

Many employers are still unfamiliar with massive open online courses, called MOOCs, but once they learned about them, they generally viewed them positively for recruiting, hiring and training employees, according to a new study by researchers at Duke University and RTI International. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Many employers are still unfamiliar with massive open online courses, called MOOCs, but once they learned about them, they generally viewed them positively...

2014-04-01 23:01:39

Susquehanna Health (SH) Cardiologist Dr. Liran Blum said new guidelines established by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) and American Heart Association (AHA) regarding the recommended use of cholesterol-reducing drugs called statins are appropriate and should be viewed primarily as guidelines when determining a patient’s course of treatment for the prevention of cardiovascular events such as heart attacks or strokes. “I think the guidelines and the recent [Duke University] study...

2014-04-01 13:22:59

Brain disconnect leaves teen brain less able to judge trustworthiness Making a snap decision usually means following your initial reaction -- going with your gut. That intuitive feeling sprouts from the limbic system, the evolutionarily older and simpler part of the brain that affects emotion, behavior and motivation. But during adolescence, the limbic system connects and communicates with the rest of the brain differently than it does during adulthood, leaving many adolescents...

2014-03-28 16:21:40

Stanford, Duke and Georgetown Clinch the Top Spots PITTSBURGH, March 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Many Ivy League colleges sent acceptance letters this week, gluing Ivy-hopeful high school seniors to their computers, frantically refreshing inboxes awaiting news. So how do students receiving bad news re-evaluate their top choices? (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140328/NE93240-INFO ) Niche, one of the nation's leading content providers, today released the Top 25 Ivy League Competitors...

2014-03-26 23:27:40

Imaginovation launches the TEDx event website for Duke University. The website was very successful for the student run event at the University, and resulted in all tickets being sold out. Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) March 26, 2014 Imaginovation, a web design and software development firm in Raleigh, NC was selected from the TEDx committee at Duke University to implement the TEDxDUKE 2014 website to promote and help sell the event to students and local community. The TEDx committee chose...

2014-03-18 16:23:50

HILLSBOROUGH, N.C., March 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Current media sensation and infamous Duke University student, Belle Knox, has completed her latest movie, with Adam & Eve Pictures, the award-winning production division of adult industry giant, AdamAndEve.com (www.AdamAndEve.com/news). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110223/LA51821LOGO Belle started her controversial career by performing in several internet scenes to pay for her high tuition fees at Duke. After being...


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  • To talk saucily.
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