16 episodes

A podcast from Duke University's Pratt School of Engineering, dedicated to the ingenious ways that engineers are solving society's toughest problems

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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

    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

    • 16 min
    Reversing Bone Loss Due to Osteoporosis

    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

    • 13 min
    How Re-engineered Ketchup Packets Are Saving Babies Worldwide

    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

    • 19 min
    Turning Photons into Soundwaves

    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

    • 15 min
    In the Kitchen with NanoMine

    In the Kitchen with NanoMine

    If discovering and designing next-gen materials is like cooking, Duke engineer Cate Brinson is writing the materials cookbook.

    • 13 min
    How to Catch COVID-19

    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.

    • 15 min

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Ahead of the curve

Great to hear about what’s coming down the pike. Presented in an engaging and understandable manner.