Ben Shepard
Ben Shepard

Duke News

Keep up with our core and affiliated faculty in the national and international news. Read their op-ed pieces, quotes and interviews, and cutting-edge research findings.

Sun, Apr 28

Blame my brain: A killer’s bold defense gets a court hearing

More criminal defendants are turning to brain science to argue that they shouldn’t face harsh punishment.

Thu, Apr 18

Scientists Partly Restore Activity in Dead-Pig Brains. Now what?

The brain, supposedly, cannot long survive without blood. Within seconds, oxygen supplies deplete, electrical activity fades, and unconsciousness sets in. If blood flow is not restored, within minutes, neurons start to die in a rapid, irreversible, and ultimately fatal wave.

Wed, Apr 17

Part-revived pig brains raise slew of ethical quandaries

Researchers need guidance on animal use and the many issues opened up by a new study on whole-brain restoration, argue Nita A. Farahany, Henry T. Greely and Charles M. Giattino.

Mon, Mar 25

Duke University Collaborates for Blockchain Lab, Education Program

Duke University is teaming up with blockchain startup Citizens Reserve on an educational initiative aimed to develop students’ interest in blockchain technology.

Wed, Mar 06

How Will We Pay For Drugs That Cost Millions?

Drugs that cost as much as a house are on the way to treat rare and devastating diseases. The US is scrambling to figure out how to pay for them.

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