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Camouflaged Cuttlefish Employ Electrical Stealth

December 15, 2015

When you’re as soft and delicious as a cuttlefish, evading predators is a full-time job.  Not only do these squid-like creatures employ...

Duke Flags Lowered: Biomechanics Pioneer Steven Vogel Dies

December 14, 2015

Duke biologist Steven Vogel, whose eclectic research interests ranged from flying insects and fluttering leaves to swimming squid and...

With deep sadness

November 25, 2015

The Biology Department regrets to announce the passing of Emeritus Professor Steven Vogel on November 24, 2015.  Teacher, researcher,...

Sherwood Lab reveals important feature of invading cells

November 03, 2015

Dave Sherwood's lab has a new paper in Developmental Cell (October 26, 2015), "Invasive Cell Fate Requires G1 Cell-Cycle Arrest and Histone...

Julie Reynolds Leads $3 million NSF Writing-to-Learn Project

October 02, 2015

Julie Reynolds is the lead investigator on a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation awarded to Duke, the University of...

‘Tree of Life’ for 2.3 Million Species Released

September 21, 2015

A first draft of the “tree of life” for the roughly 2.3 million named species of animals, plants, fungi and microbes -- from platypuses to...

Lutzoni Lab Wins $2.5 Million Grant from NSF

September 17, 2015

The Lutzoni lab and their collaborators have been awarded a $2.5 million GoLife grant from the National Science Foundation to fill the...

Lutzoni Receives NSF Grant for Fungal Genealogy

September 21, 2015

Biology professor Francois Lutzoni and Co-PI Jolanta Miadlikowska have been awarded $735,285 as part of a $2.5 million collaborative GoLife...

Lichens Make Sunscreen! says Former Lutzoni Postdoc

September 03, 2015

Ester Gaya, formerly a postdoc in the Lutzoni Lab and now a Research Leader at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has published some of the...

Cari Ficken Wins Best Student Presentation Award at ESA

August 26, 2015

Grad Student Cari Ficken (Wright Lab) received the New Phytologist Best Student Presentation Award at the Ecological Society of America's...

Laurie Stevison Wins John Maynard Smith Prize 2014

August 19, 2015

Laurie Stevison, alumna of the Noor Lab, was awarded the John Maynard Smith Prize 2014 at the recent meeting of the European Society for...

Ko-Hsuan Chen Receives MSA Graduate Fellowship

August 12, 2015

Graduate student Ko-Hsuan Chen (Lutzoni Lab) has received a Graduate Fellowship from the Mycological Society of America. Only two of these...

‘Caveman Instincts’ May Favor Baritone Politicians

August 10, 2015

When political candidates give a speech or debate an opponent, it’s not just what they say that matters -- it’s also how they say it. A new...

Starvation Effects Handed Down for Generations

August 06, 2015

Starvation early in life can alter an organism for generations to come, according to a new study in roundworms. The effects are what Duke...

Plant Light Sensors Came From Ancient Algae

July 28, 2015

The light-sensing molecules that tell plants whether to germinate, when to flower and which direction to grow were inherited millions of...

Michael Barnes Now a Certified Crop Advisor

July 22, 2015

Greenhouse Supervisor Michael Barnes has been granted certification as a Crop Advisor from the North Carolina CCA Board. The certification...

Sherryl Broverman Receives William E. Bennett Award

July 09, 2015

Sherryl Broverman has been honored with the William E. Bennett Award for Extraordinary Contributions to Citizen Science. The Award is...

BioGrad Patrick Green Shows How Shrimp Punch

June 25, 2015

Patrick Green (Patek Lab) presented research on territorial mantis shrimp at the June 2015 meeting of the Animal Behavior Society in...

Island Rodents Take On Nightmarish Proportions

June 22, 2015

Researchers have analyzed size data for rodents worldwide to distinguish the truly massive mice and giant gerbils from the regular-sized...

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