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Fred Nijhout, a biology professor who studies insect polyphenisms, discusses a striking example of physical divergence without genetic divergence.
The unusual strategy means worms of the same species in the same environment can look – and behave – very differently to one another
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Your DNA could strongly influence your immune system, making you more or less susceptible to bacterial infections, according to a new study led by Duke researchers.
Gene expression could help explain why some people are more immune to infection than others
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If this primate pattern holds true in humans, then your tummy and health may get by with a little help from your friends, says a team of researchers at Duke
When social, chimps swap gut bacteria, and the pattern may alter their and our health.
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Economist Charles Clotfelter says that looking at the demographics of players without considering how much each group spends misses the point.
Isaiah Gonzalez has played the lottery for more than two decades. He thinks he's won about $15 in that time.
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Can feeling foolish and awkward be good for you? Some clues come from the animal kingdom and the ways that subordinate primates deal with conflict, says Duke social psychologist Mark Leary.
Feeling foolish and awkward can be good for you in unexpected ways, boosting your sex appeal, social status and more.
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The presidential candidates are turning a blind eye to society’s most vulnerable citizens, says Divinity School professor Norman Wirzba.
Wirzba is featured on “Glad You Asked,” a Campaign Stop 2016 weekly podcast where Duke faculty highlight issues the candidates are ignoring on the campaign trail.
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Aubrey Parks’ parents thought their 7-year-old daughter would need at least eight surgeries over the next three years to treat her early onset scoliosis. Instead, the newly FDA-approved MAGEC rod was implanted in her back to lengthen her spine in tiny increments via remote control. This innovative technology is one of the best treatment options available for scoliosis.
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Your friend circle may share more than just secrets. Social life diversifies the composition of microbes living in the gut, according to new study of chimpanzees. If this primate pattern holds true in humans, then your tummy and health may get by with a little help from your friends.
When social, chimps swap gut bacteria, and the pattern may alter their and our health.
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Too close for comfort? Not if you’re a prairie vole. Study finds that prairie voles are calmer in a crowd.
Many people feel anxious in crowds. But not so for prairie voles. When these mouse-like creatures live in close quarters, they are less stressed out, researchers report in the January issue of th
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William Parker, an associate professor of surgery, explains why getting dirty doesn’t help our immune system.
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Kyle Van Houtan, an adjunct associate professor at the Nicholas School of the Environment, and his team discover a biological “clock” that may help shed new light on factors influencing the decline and lack of recovery of some endangered sea turtle populations.
Extensive US nuclear testing in the middle of the last century yields a new tool for scientists to use today in dating endangered sea turtles.
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Detecting every cancer cell in a tumor is the best way to keep cancer from coming back. Now scientists at Duke University Medical Center, Massachusetts General Hospital and Massachusetts Institute of Technology say they can tease out those cells by making them glow.
Detecting every cancer cell in a tumor is the best way to keep cancer from coming back. Now scientists say they can tease out those cells by making them glow
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