Duke Medicine

Putting Geography to Work in Healthcare

October 27, 2014

By Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI) Summary: Deverick Anderson, MD, an epidemiologist for Duke Medicine, is using a new tool at Duke to hunt down hidden sources of contamination of antibiotic resistant microbes. His target is Clostridium difficile (C. difficile), a dangerous antibiotic-resistant bug that the Centers for Disease Control calculates contributes to 14,000 deaths […]

New test for viral infection could prevent overuse of antibiotics

September 23, 2013

The Chronicle By Zaynah Alam | September 22, 2013 Researchers at Duke Medicine have developed a diagnostic blood test that could prevent overuse of antibiotics by identifying viral infections in patients with acute respiratory symptoms. The test uses genetics to identify, with more than 90 percent accuracy, viral illnesses that were previously hard to diagnose […]

Cabarrus Health Alliance receives $1.8 million grant for Type 2 diabetes

May 30, 2012

by Emily Ford, Salisbury Post Link to original article KANNAPOLIS — The Cabarrus Health Alliance will receive $1.8 million from Duke University as part of a federal grant to help improve Type 2 diabetes care and reduce the cost of managing the disease. The award will create seven new jobs in Cabarrus County, including community […]