Researchers from Duke university are learning that female beauty in the animal world may be less about mating, and more about survival.
1:00pm Feb 17, 2017Science Science
2:47pm Feb 10, 2017Science Science
February 12th is Darwin Day, an international, annual celebration commemorating the birthday of Charles Darwin, the English naturalist and geologist made famous for his theory of evolution by natural selection. We’ve all heard of Darwin, but what do we know about him?
1:00pm Jan 20, 2017Science Science
www.wfdd.org/story/virus-kills-cancerA team of biomedical engineers, including Duke University Pratt School of Engineering’s Dean, Dr. Ravi Bellamkonda, has programmed Salmonella bacteria to seek and destroy brain cancer.
4:54pm Jan 18, 2017National National Science Health & SafetyResults from some key cancer studies were different when the experiments were redone in different labs. Scientists don't yet know why but say the answer could have health implications for patients.
1:00pm Jan 06, 2017Science Science
If you're a crayfish, North Carolina is where it’s at. In general, the state is among the most biologically-diverse for several reasons. Additionally, there are a couple of thoughts as to why we live in the Mudbug Mecca. In a way, crayfish are islands unto themselves. Most species carry with them Branchiobdellida, a species of worm that live life on the clawed critter.
12:00pm Dec 30, 2016Science Science
You are you because of a unique combination of your parents’ genes, coded into the strands of DNA molecules, coiled tightly around an “X-shaped” structure. This is a chromosome, and you have 23 pairs of them, deep down in the nucleus of all 37 trillion cells in your body.
Dr. Beth Sullivan, Associate Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University, studies chromosome rearrangements in her lab and how they may cause disease.
1:00pm Dec 16, 2016Science Science
Most of us with brains understand that our body is controlled by the noodle in our noggin. Through the sciences, we know how the heart works to pump blood and how our digestive system processes food. But we still don't understand, on many basic levels, how the brain itself works.
1:02pm Dec 09, 2016Science Science
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12:00pm Dec 02, 2016Science Science
Lurking in the Eastern forests, from Mississippi to Maine, is a living hybrid. With the combined genetics of three distinct animals, it’s a survivor, and a better predator. How is this animal a lot like you and me?
7:00am Nov 25, 2016Science Science
Preserved Paleo Protein Provides Perspective on Dino Family Tree, and Maybe Life in Space. Wait. What?
You are a paleontologist on expedition hunting dinosaur fossils. For all your efforts, you’ve unearthed just a few bone fragments. Back at the lab, you and your team determine that, based on their shape and size, you’re looking at a colossal waste of time and resources. But a new tool is emerging which allows us to use dinosaur DNA to better understand prehistoric evolutionary trees. It may also help to find life on Mars, or treat human diseases.
1:00pm Oct 21, 2016Science Science
A Duke University scientist is cracking the mystery of microcephaly. How might this help in Zika research?
11:24am Oct 03, 2016Science Science Health & SafetyThe Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine goes to a Japanese scientist who explained that cells have their own versions of recycling plants, how they work, and the role of this process in diseases.