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Why bad sleep doesn't always lead to depression

(Duke University) Poor sleep is both a risk factor, and a common symptom, of depression. But not everyone who tosses and turns at night becomes depressed. Individuals whose brains are more attuned to rewards may be protected from the negative mental health effects of poor sleep, says a new study by Duke University neuroscientists.

Prince William & Prince Harry Take Part in Royal Duties Across England

Prince William meets with patients as he attends visits the Aintree University Hospital on Thursday afternoon (September 14) in Liverpool, England. The 35-year-old Duke of Cambridge made an appearance at the hospital to formally open the Urgent Care and Trauma Center. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Prince William That same day, Prince Harry [...]

Natural molecule appears to shut off cancer cells' energy source

(Duke University Medical Center) Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have not only untangled an unusual wiring system that cancer cells use for carbohydrate metabolism, but also identified a natural compound that appears to selectively shut down this system in laboratory studies.

Duke Recruits Men For Program To Fight "Toxic Masculinity"

Authored by Tori Airaksinen via CampusReform.org, Duke University is recruiting male students for a nine-week program that pledges to “destabilize masculine privilege” and “interrogate masculinity.” The program, known as the Duke University...Show More Summary

Why your ancestors would have aced the long jump

(Duke University) A 52-million-year-old ankle fossil suggests our prehuman ancestors were high-flying acrobats. For years, scientists thought the ancestors of today's humans, monkeys, lemurs and apes were relatively slow and deliberate animals, using their grasping hands and feet to creep along small twigs and branches. Show More Summary

OPEC added billions to cost of oil production, new research says

OPEC's effects on the world economy extend far beyond prices consumers see at the pump, says new research from Duke University, KU Leuven and UCLA.

OPEC added billions to cost of oil production, new research says

(Duke University) OPEC's effects on the world economy extend far beyond the prices consumers see at the pump, says new research from Duke University. By limiting production, the oil industry cartel drove oil production in new, expensive...Show More Summary

One powerful cell makes or breaks your habits

(Duke University) Duke University neuroscientists have pinpointed a single type of neuron deep within the brain that serves as a 'master controller' of habits. The team found that habit formation boosts the activity of this influential cell, and that shutting it down is enough to break unhelpful habits in sugar-seeking mice. Show More Summary

Molecular map shows how to disable dangerous bioweapon

(Duke University) Duke scientists recently mapped out the complex molecular circuitry that enables Francisella tularensis, the bacterium that causes tularemia, to become virulent. Tularemia is one of the top six bioterrorism agents, alongside anthrax, botulism, plague, smallpox and viral hemorrhagic fever. Show More Summary

How a simple ethanol injection could revolutionize some cancer treatments

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Scientists have known for some time that ethanol can kill cancer cells, but several limitations held it back from becoming a broadly used treatment. A team at Duke University has recently developed a new type of ethanol solution that...Show More Summary

Digital Eye in the Sky: Watching "Over" Antarctic Animals

nationalsciencefoundation: The Duke University Marine Lab is the first to win Federal Aviation Administration certification to operate scientific drones and provide raining. Their biggest drone is an amphibious plane with a 9-foot wingspan hat can fly for 90 minutes at a time. Show More Summary

The Syllabus: Michael Jackson + Prince + Blackness in the 1980s

Michael Jackson + Prince & Blackness in the 1980s #DukeMJPrince Duke University | Fall Semester 2017 Tuesday @ 6:15pm – 8:45pm | White Lecture Hall (107) Duke East Campus Professor: Mark Anthony Neal, Ph.D. Twitter: @NewBlackMan | IG:...Show More Summary

Scientists map genomic atlas of your inner fish gut

(Duke University) Duke scientists have discovered a network of genes and genetic regulatory elements in the lining of the gut that has been conserved from fishes to humans. Many of these genes are linked to human illnesses, such as inflammatory bowel diseases, diabetes, and obesity. Show More Summary

THAT’S WHY THEY’RE TRYING TO DISTRACT US: Actresses attack Trump, but Hollywood is rife with gender…

THAT’S WHY THEY’RE TRYING TO DISTRACT US: Actresses attack Trump, but Hollywood is rife with gender bias. “A new study out of Duke University suggests that for all the Hollywood rhetoric lamenting gender inequality, the film industry is actually among the worst offenders” I think we need Congressional hearings on Hollywood’s rampant culture of discrimination.

UTA researchers are refining their automated fact-checking system

(University of Texas at Arlington) A team of UTA researchers and their collaborators at Duke University, led by Chengkai Li, computer science and engineering associate professor, recently earned a three-year, $500,000 National Science...Show More Summary

Duke University receives two endangered lemurs from Madagascar

A pair of endangered lemurs has been imported to the U.S. from Madagascar for the first time in two decades.

The crew of the Civil War submarine HL Hunley likely died from airblast injuries

(PLOS) The crew of the Civil War submarine HL Hunley likely died from airblast injuries, according to a study published Aug. 23, 2017 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Rachel Lance from Duke University, USA and colleagues.

Confederate submarine crew killed by their own weapon

The H.L. Hunley, the first combat submarine to sink an enemy ship, also instantly killed its own eight-man crew with the powerful explosive torpedo it carried, according to new research from a Duke University Ph.D. in biomedical engineering.

Confederate submarine crew killed by their own weapon

(Duke University) A powerful shockwave from the H.L. Hunley's own weapon killed the crew of the Confederate combat submarine as it sunk a Union ship. This finding comes from a four-year research project that involved repeatedly setting...Show More Summary

Medicaid buy-in thoughts

Vox asked a bunch of seven experts what they thought about Senator Schatz (D-HI) Medicaid buy-in plan. Five of them made good points.  Not sure what this one guy was talking about: David Anderson, Duke University I need to see the details. There are so many different ways this could spin. What does the plan […]

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