A podcast from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, dedicated to the ingenious ways that engineers are solving society's toughest problems
The Chemical Detective
What’s in our drinking water? Duke professor of civil and environmental engineering Lee Ferguson uses non-targeted analysis to gather clues about chemical contaminants, making it possible to identify them and trace them back to their points of origin.
Transcript available at pratt.duke.edu/about/news/podcast/chemical-detective
Reversing Bone Loss Due to Osteoporosis
Current drugs for osteoporosis can only slow or stop progression of bone loss. What’s gone is gone. Duke University Professor Shyni Varghese has built a new molecule that rebuilds bone—and may transform osteoporosis treatment.
Transcript available at https://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/podcast/reversing-bone-loss-due-osteoporosis
How Re-engineered Ketchup Packets Are Saving Babies Worldwide
Duke Biomedical Engineering Professor Emeritus Bob Malkin and a string of undergraduates have built a program to deliver anti-HIV medication to birthing mothers in rural settings around the world
Transcript available at https://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/podcast/re-engineered-ketchup-packets-saving-babies
Turning Photons into Soundwaves
Duke Biomedical Engineering professor Junjie Yao has helped pioneer the field of photoacoustic imaging, which uses light and sound to create detailed and informative biological images of everything from a single cell to an entire body.
Transcript available at https://pratt.duke.edu/about/news/podcast/turning-photons-soundwaves
In the Kitchen with NanoMine
If discovering and designing next-gen materials is like cooking, Duke engineer Cate Brinson is writing the materials cookbook.
How to Catch COVID-19
If the last year has shown us anything, it’s that fast and accurate diagnostic tests are key for helping to control the spread of a dangerous disease. In this episode, Duke BME’s Ashutosh Chilkoti and his PhD students explain how the lab’s signature diagnostic platform is being modified to quickly and accurately detect COVID-19.
Ahead of the curve
Great to hear about what’s coming down the pike. Presented in an engaging and understandable manner.