Rhodium, a metal made inside of a star billions of years ago, may help feed a growing population here on Earth, while helping to slow or reverse climate change in the process! And it's all kind of by accident.
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.
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.
A national initiative is being launched to boost the number of low-income students at top universities, and three North Carolina schools are already on board.
What is keeping a genetically altered super-villain bug from escaping Duke University's synthetic biology labs, and destroying humanity Holloywood-style?
A Duke University scientist has engineered genetically altered “swarmbots” that can only survive in a swarm of their own kind. And that's just the start of it all.
Computer scientists at Duke University are developing new camera software aimed at giving people more privacy controls.