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Patrick Kyamanywa

June 28, 2011

Health Care to Rebuild Rwanda

Guest Post by NCCU Summer Intern Chanel Laguna

More than a decade after a genocidal war devastated Rwanda, the Government of Rwanda and the Ministry of Health have a vision for rebuilding the country's health care system. They are looking for academic medical center partners to assist in the effort.

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Tags: global health, lecture, medicine

tomato blight

June 17, 2011

Phytophthora, destroyer of plants

By Ashley Yeager

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Tags: biology, climate/global change, global health, lecture

Bert Vogelstein

June 16, 2011

Cancer Genomics Points to New Approach

The Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation Institute at Duke kicked off its new annual lecture June 15 in the biggest way imaginable: Bert Vogelstein,  a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Johns Hopkins University, is simply the most-cited scientist in the world. (That's a measure of how much other scientists refer to his work in their own papers.)

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Tags: cancer, genetics/genomics, lecture, medicine

stingray

June 1, 2011

A hook into ocean lore

By Ashley Yeager

 

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Tags: biology, chemistry, field research, lecture, research, science communication & education, students

Vansh Muttreja

April 20, 2011

Vansh at TEDx

We're so proud!

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Tags: engineering, lecture, students, Visualization

April 12, 2011

A Global Epidemic Nobody Talks About

Worldwide, suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people aged 15 to 30. 

Young women in Nepal are now more likely to die from suicide than from child-birth. 

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Tags: behavior/psychology, global health, lecture

Goodall_Pusey

March 29, 2011

Goodall visits her data at Duke

It’s hard to imagine Jane Goodall being envious of anyone, let alone the undergraduate and graduate students in Duke’s evolutionary anthropology program.

But as the legendary primatologist visited the university’s new research center that houses her 50-year data-collection on chimpanzees, it became evident that the scientist longed to “sit down and dive right in” to the data.

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Tags: behavior/psychology, field research, lecture

Glass of beer and can

March 22, 2011

A Seminar on the Science of Beer

They may have been Puritans, but beer was their choice of beverage to bring on a voyage to America.

Beer was safer than water because it had been boiled, not for safety, but to bring out bitterness, flavor and aroma. It’s one of a chain of processes that convert raw ingredients into the world’s most widely-consumed alcoholic beverage.

It turns out that beer requires a surprising amount of science.

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Tags: biology, chemistry, lecture, science communication & education

texas tower

March 21, 2011

To be or not to be, a psychopath

Less than one percent of people are psychopaths. Yet, psychopaths commit more than 30 percent of all violent crimes. “That’s a giant problem,” said Walter Sinnott-Armstrong, a philosopher at Duke.

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Tags: behavior/psychology, lecture

molecular tug of war

March 4, 2011

Molecular tug-of-war could lead to new materials

Tug-of-war isn’t just for play. In the chemistry world, the game could identify a Saran-wrap-like material that instantly heals microscopic tears in its own structure.

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Tags: chemistry, lecture, physics, research

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