Latest Health News from Duke Medicine News and Communications
Klotman Named to Institute of Medicine
Oct. 20, 2014
Mary E. Klotman, M.D., chairwoman of the Department of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine, has been elected as one of 70 new members to the prestigious Institute of Medicine (IOM). Klotman is an expert in infectious diseases and the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Duke Nursing Is Ninth in Funding from National Institutes of Health
Oct. 16, 2014
Duke University School of Nursing is now ninth in the country in the amount of National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded research, among 63 other schools of nursing receiving NIH funding, according to new federal data.
Prostate Cancer’s Penchant for Copper May Be a Fatal Flaw
Oct. 15, 2014
Like discriminating thieves, prostate cancer tumors scavenge and hoard copper that is an essential element in the body. But such avarice may be a fatal weakness.
Stress May Be Harder On Women’s Hearts Than Men’s
Oct. 13, 2014
Researchers have known for decades that stress contributes to heart disease. But a new analysis by researchers at Duke Medicine shows mental stress may tax women’s hearts more than men’s.
DHVI Receives Contract Renewal for HIV/AIDS Quality Control
Oct. 7, 2014
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute received a contract renewal to again provide quality control for research laboratories across the globe involved in federally-funded HIV/AIDS studies.
Gene Interacts With Stress and Leads to Heart Disease In Some People
Oct. 1, 2014
A new genetic finding from Duke Medicine suggests that some people who are prone to hostility, anxiety and depression might also be hard-wired to gain weight when exposed to chronic stress, leading to diabetes and heart disease.
Duke To Lead $20 Million Project to Study Uterine Fibroids
Sept. 30, 2014
The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) will serve as the research and data coordinating center for a five-year, $20 million project to evaluate the effectiveness of different treatment strategies for women with uterine fibroids.
Duke Researchers Among the First Funded In President’s BRAIN Initiative
Sept. 30, 2014
Two projects at the Brain Imaging and Analysis Center at Duke University School of Medicine are among the first funded by President Barack Obama’s new BRAIN initiative that aims to advance knowledge and treatments of brain disorders.
Coping Techniques Help Patients With COPD Improve Mentally, Physically
Sept. 25, 2014
Coaching patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to manage stress, practice relaxation and participate in light exercise can boost a patient’s quality of life and can even improve physical symptoms, researchers at Duke Medicine report.
New Insights on an Ancient Plague Could Improve Treatments for Infections
Sept. 18, 2014
Dangerous new pathogens such as the Ebola virus invoke scary scenarios of deadly epidemics, but even ancient scourges such as the bubonic plague are still providing researchers with new insights on how the body responds to infections.