Outsmarting HIV With Vaccine Antigens Made to Order

Outsmarting HIV With Vaccine Antigens Made to Order

AIDS vaccine researchers may be one step closer to outwitting HIV, thanks to designer antibodies and antigens made to order at Duke. HIV was identified as the cause of AIDS in 1983. Despite decades of progress in understanding the virus, an effective vaccine remains...
Model Could Help Counteract Poisoning from Popular Painkiller

Model Could Help Counteract Poisoning from Popular Painkiller

New research could help reverse deadly side effects caused by excessive doses of the drug acetaminophen, the major ingredient in Tylenol and many other over-the-counter and prescription medicines. Researchers at Duke University have developed a mathematical model of...
Lowly ‘New Girl’ Chimps Form Stronger Female Bonds

Lowly ‘New Girl’ Chimps Form Stronger Female Bonds

Low-ranking “new girl” chimpanzees seek out other gal pals with similar status, finds a new study of social relationships in the wild apes. The study is available online and is scheduled to appear in the July 2015 issue of the journal Animal Behaviour. Unlike most...
Low-income boys fare worse in wealth’s shadow

Low-income boys fare worse in wealth’s shadow

Low-income boys fare worse, not better, when they grow up alongside more affluent neighbors, according to new findings from Duke University. In fact, the greater the economic gap between the boys and their neighbors, the worse the effects, says the new article based...
First flexing human muscle grown in lab

First flexing human muscle grown in lab

In a laboratory first, Duke researchers have grown human skeletal muscle that contracts and responds just like native tissue to external stimuli such as electrical pulses, biochemical signals and pharmaceuticals. The lab-grown tissue should soon allow researchers to...

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