September Summit To Launch Duke’s New Institute for Health Innovation Aug. 29, 2013
Global and domestic thought leaders will gather in Durham to inaugurate an institute aimed at catalyzing transformation in health care. On Sept. 8 and 9, Duke University and Duke Medicine will launch the Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) and host an inaugural “Summit on Transformative Innovation in Health Care.”
Drug Dosing for Older Heart Patients Should Differ Aug. 16, 2013
Older heart patients present unique challenges for determining the optimal dosages of medications, so a new study from researchers at Duke Medicine offers some rare clarity about the use of drugs that are used to treat patients with heart attacks.
Coffee and Tea May Contribute to a Healthy Liver Aug. 16, 2013
An international team of researchers led by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School (Duke-NUS) and the Duke University School of Medicine suggest that increased caffeine intake may reduce fatty liver in people with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD).
Biochemical mapping helps explain who will respond to antidepressants July 18, 2013
Duke Medicine researchers have identified biochemical changes in people taking antidepressants – but only in those whose depression improves. These changes occur in a neurotransmitter pathway that is connected to the pineal gland, the part of the endocrine system that controls the sleep cycle, suggesting an added link between sleep, depression and treatment outcomes.