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October 7, 2021
Anne West, MD, PhD, professor of neurobiology, received a Faculty Scholar Award from the Ruth K Broad Biomedical Research Foundation to study noncoding regulation of gene transcription in human neurons. This three-year, $375,000 grant will leverage what researchers already [...]
September 9, 2021
Duke University is the recipient of two large grants totaling nearly $12 million from NHGRI.
August 23, 2021 | Working@Duke
August 2, 2021
A CRISPR-Cas9 variant with deactivated DNA-cutting function – known as “dCas9” - is a powerful tool to help researchers understand what genes do when their expression is dialed up or down, but it has some limitations.
July 12, 2021 | Duke Translation & Commercialization
June 29, 2021
Charlie Gersbach has been awarded the John W. Strohbehn Distinguished Professor of Biomedical Engineering, effective July 1, 2021. Appointment to a named chair recognizes excellence in research, teaching and contributions to the university community. Gerbach is one of 22 [...]
June 16, 2021 | Pratt School of Engineering
May 6, 2021 | Duke Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
A new $8 million NIH grant seeks to uncover more clues into what genes increase the risk of developing schizophrenia.
April 14, 2021 | Duke Today
When it comes to COVID-19, women seem to be the stronger sex
April 6, 2021 | Duke Today
Struggle for dominance leaves a mark on genes and speeds up aging
January 25, 2021 | Pratt School of Engineering
Exercising lab-grown human muscle autonomously blocks the damaging effects of interferon gamma
January 13, 2021 | Pratt School of Engineering
January 7, 2021 | Duke Precision Genomics Collaboratory
How does a fish grow back scales it has lost to be the right size? Why don’t they just keep growing? The secret lies in waves of Erk activity.
January 4, 2021 | Duke Research Blog
Claire Engstrom, a Student Researcher Working to Treat Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy by Optimizing CRISPR-cas9
Claire first got involved with on-campus research through her pre-orientation program, PSearch.
December 1, 2020
A team of biomedical engineers at Duke University has created a new way to turn stem cells into a desired cell type by mastering the language of gene regulatory networks.
November 12, 2020 | Duke Today
Star-shaped ‘glue’ cells make it their business to govern connections between neurons
October 23, 2020 | Duke Today
Living human lung air sacs in tiny dishes promise to accelerate COVID research
October 22, 2020 | Duke School of Medicine
Transcription factor proteins are the light switches of the human genome.
September 23, 2020
Yarui Diao, Ph.D. received a U01 grant, totaling $3 million in research funding for 5 years, from 4D Nucleome Consortium (phase 2) through the NIH Common fund. Diao aims to determine the function and regulation of high-order chromatin structure on gene regulation and [...]
September 16, 2020 | Duke University
September 9, 2020
The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National Institutes of Health, selected Yarui Diao to receive 2020 Genomic Innovator Awards. NHGRI honored a total of 12 early career investigators in genomics.
September 1, 2020 | Duke School of Medicine
June 22, 2020 | Development
Ken Poss recently joined the Development team as associate editor, focusing on the field of regenerative biology. Development interviewed him to find out more about his career, research, and why he decided to get involved with the journal.
June 19, 2020
Yarui Diao is trying to shed more light on rhabdomyosarcoma in an effort to come up with better treatment options.