Duke University http://wunc.org en What Animals Tell Us About Love And Relationships http://wunc.org/post/what-animals-tell-us-about-love-and-relationships <div><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>After a bad end to a long-term relationship, animal behavior expert <a href="http://www.jenniferverdolin.com/">Jennifer Verdolin</a> decided to look to the animal kingdom for new insight on dating.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:59:04 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 39398 at http://wunc.org What Animals Tell Us About Love And Relationships Air Quality Shapes Public Health http://wunc.org/post/air-quality-shapes-public-health <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><font face="Arial,sans-serif" size="3" style="line-height: normal;">S</font><span style="line-height: normal; font-family: Arial, sans-serif; font-size: medium;">tronger emission controls in North Carolina are closely associated with declining death rates from respiratory illnesses like asthma and emphysema, according to a Duke University study released this week.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 16:26:00 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 37832 at http://wunc.org Air Quality Shapes Public Health BPA May Make Breast Cancer Cells Resistant To Treatment http://wunc.org/post/bpa-may-make-breast-cancer-cells-resistant-treatment <p></p><p>A new study from Duke University suggests a chemical found in many plastics can make breast cancer cells resistant to treatment.</p><p>The report discusses the effects of BPA on Inflammatory Breast Cancer cells. It's a type of cancer found in 1-5 percent of breast cancer cases. Researchers suggest that the chemical neutralizes the effects of prescription drugs meant to keep the cancerous cell from growing.</p><p>Co-author Scott Sauer says it was important to look at the drug resistance factor, not just how the BPA interacted with the cancer itself.</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 11:47:17 +0000 WUNC News 37811 at http://wunc.org BPA May Make Breast Cancer Cells Resistant To Treatment STORY UPDATE: How A Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit Will Kick-Start The 2014 World Cup http://wunc.org/post/story-update-how-mind-controlled-robotic-suit-will-kick-start-2014-world-cup <p>Earlier this year we brought you a story about the connection between a mind-controlled robotic suit and soccer's World Cup. We have updated the story at the bottom of the page.</p><p><strong>Original story:</strong></p><p>The upcoming World Cup is sure to go down in the history books even before the competition starts.&nbsp; This year, a paralyzed teen will use a mind-controlled robotic suit to help stand, walk and make the opening kick to the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.</p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 12:26:00 +0000 Nancy Wang 31547 at http://wunc.org STORY UPDATE: How A Mind-Controlled Robotic Suit Will Kick-Start The 2014 World Cup Scientists Rush To Find (And Name) Species To Save Them http://wunc.org/post/scientists-rush-find-and-name-species-save-them <p></p><p>Species are going extinct about 1,000 times faster than they should be because their habitat is being destroyed. That's according to new <a href="http://www.sciencemag.org/content/344/6187/1246752.abstract">research led by Duke University</a>.</p><p></p><p>Conservation Ecology Professor Stuart Pimm said the worse news is that nearly 90 percent of the species are unknown to scientists.</p><p></p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 11:52:31 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 36923 at http://wunc.org Scientists Rush To Find (And Name) Species To Save Them Kids With ADHD Are Less Likely To Smoke After Treatment http://wunc.org/post/kids-adhd-are-less-likely-smoke-after-treatment <p></p><p>People who have Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder are much more likely than the rest of the population to take up smoking. But a new report out today from Duke University shows that kids who are treated consistently for their ADHD with stimulant medication are less likely to take up the habit.</p><p></p><p>Lead author Scott Kollins said nicotine often becomes a comfort for young people who are socially awkward or have trouble concentrating.</p><p></p><p>“The treatment for ADHD addresses a lot of these things,” Kollins said.</p><p></p> Mon, 12 May 2014 13:00:17 +0000 Rebecca Martinez 35346 at http://wunc.org Kids With ADHD Are Less Likely To Smoke After Treatment Commencement Weekend: Grads Urged To Live 'Lives Of Consequence' http://wunc.org/post/commencement-weekend-grads-urged-live-lives-consequence <p>Many colleges and universities across North Carolina have added thousands of alumni.&nbsp; Students from UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke University were among those to turn their tassels Sunday.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p><br />Harvard surgeon and best-selling author Atul Gawande spoke at UNC's commencement. The theme of Gawande's speech was how to find the right place to live and work after graduation.<br /><br />"One thing I came to realize after college was that the search for purpose is really a search for a place, not an idea," says Gawande.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 12:37:11 +0000 Will Michaels 35324 at http://wunc.org Commencement Weekend: Grads Urged To Live 'Lives Of Consequence' Duke Chapel Closing For Restoration; Two Stunning Photos http://wunc.org/post/duke-chapel-closing-restoration-two-stunning-photos <p>Duke Chapel is closing to the public May 11, 2015 for a year-long restoration project. The ceiling will be worked on and the original chapel roof will be replaced. Crews will also work to restore the stained-glass windows and woodwork.</p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 19:40:35 +0000 Carol Jackson 34712 at http://wunc.org Duke Chapel Closing For Restoration; Two Stunning Photos Merge Turns 25 in Durham http://wunc.org/post/merge-turns-25-durham <p>It's a big year for Merge Records. The Durham-based label is celebrating its 25th birthday with a series of events, which has included concerts, limited release recordings and a 25K run.</p><p></p><p>Mac McCaughan and Laura Ballance founded the label in Chapel Hill to promote their band, Superchunk. A quarter-century later, dozens of other celebrated artists have jumped on board, including the Grammy-winning Arcade Fire.</p> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:38:50 +0000 Eric Hodge & Rebecca Martinez 33828 at http://wunc.org Merge Turns 25 in Durham Political Leadership Under 40 http://wunc.org/post/political-leadership-under-40 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><font size="3" style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;"><a href="http://www.sfbos.org/index.aspx?page=11324">Jane Kim</a> was only 33 years old when she became the nation’s first Korean-American district supervisor, representing San Francisco’s </span></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">6</span></font><font style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 13px;"><sup>th</sup></font><font size="3" style="font-family: Arial;"><span style="font-size: 12pt;">&nbsp;District on the Board of Supervisors. Since her election in 2010, she has focused her work on homelessness, affordable housing and pedestrian safety. She speaks tonight at 5:30 pm at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy as part of the <a href="http://calendar.duke.edu/events/show?fq=id%3ACAL-8a0870ef-44647b9d-0144-695eacb4-00000474demobedework@mysite.edu">Connect2Politics</a> speaker series, a program designed to promote engagement with politics among a younger audience.</span></font> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:38:45 +0000 Meghan Modafferi & Frank Stasio 32792 at http://wunc.org Political Leadership Under 40