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Duke University

Younger than most other prestigious U.S. research universities, Duke University consistently ranks among the very best. Duke’s graduate and professional schools — in business, divinity, engineering, the environment, law, medicine, nursing and public policy — are among the leaders in their fields. Duke’s home campus is situated on nearly 9,000 acres in Durham, N.C, a city of more than 200,000 people. Duke also is active internationally through the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore, Duke Kunshan University in China and numerous research and education programs across the globe. More than 75 percent of Duke students pursue service-learning opportunities in Durham and around the world through DukeEngage and other programs that advance the university’s mission of “knowledge in service to society.”

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Exposure to fracking chemicals and wastewater promotes fat cell development, or adipogenesis, in living cells in a laboratory, according to a new Duke University-led study.
A new study of animal vision shows that human eyes can see fine details that most animals can’t, Duke University researchers say.
In recent years, sightings of large predators in places where conventional wisdom says they “shouldn’t be” have increased thanks to conservation efforts, according to a new study.
A new Duke University study finds that moderate-to-vigorous workouts reduce mortality, even in short bursts under 10 minutes.
New research suggests that vision and reaction tests resembling video games can help identify baseball's best hitters.
Scientists at the University of Maryland and Duke University have created a novel protein-sugar designed to break down HIV’s sugar shield defense.  The new molecule could one day become part of a successful HIV vaccine.
It might not seem like a big deal if you like Coke while your partner likes Pepsi -- but new research suggests preferring different brands can affect our happiness in relationships more than shared interests or personality traits.
With the help of two entrepreneurial programs at Duke University, senior Sam Fox is working on a device that can help bed-ridden individuals transfer more safely to wheelchairs.
Programs supported by the NEA and NEH are not luxuries that benefit only an elite few. In fact, these programs bring meaning to ordinary people across our nation, says Richard H. Brodhead, president of Duke University.
Undergraduates rapidly prototype biomedical devices on Duke’s 3D metal printer