The Duke Digest - August 20, 2010
In Today's Issue:
- Opinion: Anti-Islamic Sentiment is Threatening U.S. Security
- Duke Engineers: Promising Discovery for Injecting Drugs into Cells
- Video: The Oil We Saw Up Close in the Gulf
OPINION: ANTI-ISLAMIC SENTIMENT IS THREATENING U.S. SECURITY
Duke University Professor and national security expert David Schanzer is concerned that the recent controversy over whether to build an Islamic center near Ground Zero may contribute to the next homegrown terrorist attack.
Professor David H. Schanzer is the director of the Triangle Center on Terrorism and Homeland Security at Duke and the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Opposing the Mosque Endangers Security (Baltimore Sun)
DUKE ENGINEERS: PROMISING DISCOVERY FOR INJECTING DRUGS INTO CELLS
A new technique that harnesses the power of popping microscopic bubbles, developed by Duke engineers, can open for a blink of the eye nanometer-sized entries into individual cells. Pei Zhong, associate professor of mechanical engineering and materials science at Duke's Pratt School of Engineering, said this could become a valuable technique to not only safely introduce drugs into individual cells, but also genetic materials, such as genes and siRNAs, into cells to help treat patients with cancers, heart disease and hereditary disorders.
Popping Bubbles Hold Promise in Cellular Drug Injection (DukeNews)
VIDEO: THE OIL WE SAW UP CLOSE IN THE GULF
In his latest blog post, Dean Bill Chameides, head of the Nicholas School of the Environment, shares a video recorded during his visit to the Gulf at the end of July. The video features Dr. Curt Richardson, head of the Duke University Wetland Center, showing some of the worst soiled areas.
Gulf Oil Video (The Green Gork)