Issue 2

Featured Articles

  • The Human Microbiome
    Emily Harris
    From obesity and metabolism to immunology and disease, new research is revealing that the bacterial inhabitants of the human microbiome have the potential to revolutionize science.
  • From Dataset to Bedside
    Vinayak Venkataraman
    Duke researchers are leveraging Big Data to transform medicine.
  • The Potential of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Medicine
    Jinzi Zhang
    A closer look at IPS stem cells, one of the most exciting breakthroughs of bioscience in the past two decades.


  • Advances in Prenatal Screening and Diagnostics: Opportunities and Challenges in a Global World
    Laura Ann Wang
    Recent breakthroughs in prenatal genetic testing will make it easier than ever to gather more information about individuals prior to their birth. What are the potential and inherent challenges that accompany the introduction of these tools into the clinical and commercial settings?
  • Zooming in to Redefine the Cellular Identities of Regenerating Appendages
    Valerie Tornini
    A closer look at the science and research of regenerating appendages.
  • Healthcare Payment Models and the Impact on Outcomes
    Benjamin D. Streufert
    The divorce between rising healthcare costs and patient outcomes in the United States is an increasingly significant problem. Are emerging healthcare payment
    models the answer?
  • Old Parts, New Hearts
    Prachiti Dalvi
    Could cardiac pacemaker reuse be a cost effective solution to medical device inequalities?
  • 100 Years of X-ray Crystallography
    Marscha Hirschi
    In fields ranging from rational drug design to archeology, research in the field of X-ray crystallography is transforming our understanding of science.
  • Cut & Paste
    Colin Martz
    The technologies behind genome editing and how they can help revolutionize our control over the genetic code.
  • Supplementing Our Future
    Hussain Lalani
    The global fight against child malnutrition and where our efforts are focused.
  • Getting to Zero
    Quang Nguyen
    Implementation and challenges of preventing mother- to-child HIV transmission in developing countries.
  • Fishing for Pain Relief
    Jacqueline Zillioux
    New research on the anti-inflammatory properties of fish oil is now building a promising case for its potential role in the treatment of chronic pain.
  • Interview with Dr. Chris Newgard & Dr. Svati of the Duke Molecular Physiology Institute
    Kristian Becker
    DSR sits down with Dr. Christopher Newgard and Dr. Svati Shah of the brand new Molecular Physiology Institute at the Duke University School of Medicine.
  • Lighting Up the Brain
    Fred Shen
    How optogenetics has changed modern neuroscience and our view of behavioral control.
  • From the Brink...
    Wynn G. Hunter
    Biological and physiological underpinnings of
    myocardial recovery; where we stand with current controversies, future research strategies, and clinical implementation.
  • Coraline Hydroxyapatite Bone Grafts
    Christina He
    From curiosity to clinic, a story of translational research.
  • An Attractor State of Mind
    Edward Stanek
    The brain as an energy landscape of hills and valleys, and how this might explain states of neuronal dysfunc-
  • Acknowledgments