Latest Health News from Duke Medicine News and Communications
Heart Patients Can Stop Blood Thinners When Undergoing Elective Surgery
June 22, 2015
Patients with atrial fibrillation who stopped taking blood thinners before they had elective surgery had no higher risk of developing blood clots and less risk of major bleeding compared to patients who were given a “bridge” therapy, according to research led by Duke Medicine.
Duke Human Vaccine Team Awarded Up to $9 million To Study Fungal Fever
June 19, 2015
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute’s Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit has received an initial award of approximately $5 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to support further research on Valley Fever Pneumonia. Total funding could be up to $9 million over the course of the contract if all contract options are exercised.
Lymph Nodes Signal More Aggressive Thyroid Cancer Even in Young Patients
June 16, 2015
Patients older than age 45 with thyroid cancer that has spread to neck lymph nodes have long been considered at higher risk of dying, but the same has not been true for younger patients.
Antibody Response Linked To Lower Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
June 9, 2015
How most babies are protected from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been a matter of scientific controversy. Now researchers at Duke Medicine provide new data identifying an antibody response that had long been discounted as inadequate to confer protection.
Diabetes Drug Sitagliptin Shows No Increased Risk Of Heart Events
June 8, 2015
MRI Technology Reveals Deep Brain Pathways in Unprecedented Detail
June 3, 2015
cientists at Duke Medicine have produced a 3-D map of the human brain stem at an unprecedented level of detail using MRI technology.
Duke’s Poliovirus Study Finds That Less Is More
June 1, 2015
A modified poliovirus therapy that is showing promising results for patients with glioblastoma brain tumors works best at a low dosage, according to the research team at Duke’s Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center where the investigational therapy is being pioneered.
Bladder Cells Regurgitate Bacteria to Prevent UTIs
May 28, 2015
Duke Medicine researchers have found that bladder cells have a highly effective way to combat E. coli bacteria that cause urinary tract infections (UTIs).
Kidney Failure Impacts Survival of Sepsis Patients
May 20, 2015
DURHAM, N.C. – Researchers at Duke Medicine have determined that kidney function plays a critical role in the fate of patients being treated for sepsis, a potentially life-threatening complication of an infection.
Old Bones Can Regain Youthful Healing Power
May 19, 2015
Broken bones in older people are notoriously slow to heal, but researchers at Duke Medicine have identified a potential way to speed the process.