The Duke University School of Medicine (Duke Med) is Duke University’s medical school operating under the auspices of the Duke University Medical Center.
Established in 1925 by James B. Duke, Duke Med has earned its reputation as an integral part of one of the world’s foremost patient care and biomedical research institutions.
Clinical rotations by medical students and residents occur within the Duke University Health System, a fully integrated academic health care system encompassing a tertiary-care hospital and specialty clinics on the Medical Center campus, two community hospitals, home health and hospice services, a network of primary care physicians, and other affiliated partners across the SE United States.
In particular, Duke University Medical Center is consistently ranked among the top 10 of some 5,700 American hospitals by US News and World Report, with 13 out of 16 specialties ranked among the nation’s top 20 in 2007. Furthermore, the School of Medicine is especially noted for its groundbreaking biomedical research, bringing in $407 million in NIH-sponsored projects in 2006.
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Duke Medicine research articles from Innovation Toronto
- Bioengineered Blood Vessel Appears Safe for Dialysis Patients and Becomes Human Tissue – May 16, 2016
- Engineered Antibody Neutralizes All Four Dengue Serotypes – July 30, 2015
- Neuroscientists establish brain-to-brain networks in primates, rodents – July 10, 2015
- New Antibiotic Could Provide Single-Dose Option – June 9, 2014
- Light and nanoprobes detect early signs of infection
- Surgeons at Duke University Hospital Implant Bioengineered Vein
- Duke researchers engineer cartilage from pluripotent stem cells
Limb or organ regrowth may be hidden in our genes
If you trace our evolutionary tree way back to its roots — long before the shedding of gills or the development of opposable thumbs — you will likely find a common ancestor with the amazing ability to regenerate lost body parts. In an effort to understand what was lost, researchers have built a running list of the genes that enable regenerating animals to grow back a severed tail or repair damaged tissues.
A Duke study appearing April 6 in the journal Nature has discovered the presence of these regulatory sequences in zebrafish, a favored model of regeneration research. Called “tissue regeneration enhancer elements” or TREEs, these sequences can turn on genes in injury sites and even be engineered to change the ability of animals to regenerate.