Structure of Cell Signaling Molecule Suggests General On-Off Switch Apr. 21, 2013
A three-dimensional image of one of the proteins that serves as an on-off switch as it binds to receptors on the surface of a cell suggests there may be a sort of main power switch that could be tripped. These surface receptors are responsible for helping cells discern light, set the heart racing, or detect pain.
Paulson Named Chairman of Duke’s Department of Radiology Apr. 12, 2013
Erik Paulson, M.D., will return to the Duke University School of Medicine as chairman of the Department of Radiology, after serving as professor and chairman of the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Treatments, Not Prevention, Dominate Diabetes Research Apr. 5, 2013
Research for diabetes is far more focused on drug therapies than preventive measures, and tends to exclude children and older people who have much to gain from better disease management, according to a Duke Medicine study.
Five genetic variations increase risk of ovarian cancer Mar. 27, 2013
An international research collaboration has found five new regions of the human genome that are linked to increased risks for developing ovarian cancer. Duke Medicine researchers played a leading role analyzing genetic information from more than 40,000 women.