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.

Wed, May 19

When the Line Between Life and Death is “a Little Bit Fuzzy”

Every state recognizes brain death. But rules vary, and the true line separating life from death is ambiguous

Sat, May 15

Using the Virtual Environment as a Public Policy Learning Experiment

Matt Perault, Director of the Center on Science & Technology Policy and associate professor of the practice at the Sanford School of Public Policy, is optimistic about post-pandemic teaching and learning. In recounting his Spring and Fall 2020 experiences, Perault demonstrated how virtual learning can further student learning in technology policy courses.

Mon, May 10

Watch – The AI Era: What Will the Future Look Like?

Watch the Bulletin virtual program, “The AI Era: What will the future look like?” featuring Missy Cummings and Eric Horvitz in conversation with Nadya Bliss.

Sun, May 09

U.S. Call to Waive Vaccine Patents Said to Snarl Immunity Effort

The success of an international waiver of patent protections on Covid-19 vaccines largely hangs on whether the U.S. forces its companies to share manufacturing specifications and may not be the harbinger of global immunization it’s cracked up to be, critics say.

Mon, Apr 19

International Team Creates First Chimeric Human-Monkey Embryos

A team of scientists from the U.S., China, and Spain reported Thursday they have created the first embryos that were part human and part monkey and kept them alive for up to 20 days in laboratory dishes.

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