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.

Tue, Apr 10

Duke students submit comments to FDA on homeopathic and nanomaterial drugs

Interdisciplinary teams of Duke University graduate students within the SciReg Lab submitted formal comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These comments were issued in response to recently-released draft guidances regarding homeopathic drugs and drug products containing nanomaterials. These comments (accessible here: homeopathic drugs; drugs containing nanomaterials) are now in the public record.

Mon, Mar 19

Cutting carbon emissions sooner could save 153 million lives

As many as 153 million premature deaths linked to air pollution could be avoided worldwide this century if governments speed up their timetable for reducing fossil fuel emissions, a new Duke University-led study finds.

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Mon, Mar 05

My Brain Made Me Do It

Ethicists and scientists are considering the place of neuroscience in the courtroom. Criminal defense strategies are increasingly relying on neurological evidence—psychological evaluations, behavioral tests or brain scans—to potentially mitigate punishment.

Fri, Feb 23

The Future of Driverless Cars

SciPol lead editor and senior research scientist with Duke Robotics, Dr. Michael Clamann, is interviewed by WRAL on the future of driverless cars.

Fri, Feb 16

Alzheimer’s Drug Repairs Brain Damage After Alcohol Binges In Rodents

Duke in the News: A drug used to slow cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s disease could offer clues on how drugs might one day be able to reverse brain changes that affect learning and memory in teens and young adults who binge drink.

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