Rytas Vilgalys at the 2014 DOE JGI Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting

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Rytas Vilgalys, Duke University, speaking at the 9th Annual Genomics of Energy & Environment Meeting on March 19, 2014 in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Paraplegic will walk again wearing exoskeleton at the World Cup

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Built with funding for basic research from the National Science Foundation, Dr. Miguel Nicolelis and the Walk Again Project have built an exoskeleton that will allow paraplegics to walk again. The exoskeleton uses computer algorithms to interpret the user's brain activity, which powers the exoskeleton forward.

Lemur lovers' synced scents reflect strength of their bond

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Lemur lovers spread their scents by rubbing glands on everything from tree trunks to their partner. Researchers discovered that the more similar a lemur couples' scents, the stronger their bond. This could be a way to coordinate marking territories, or to display their relationship status to the rest of the group. Lemurs are an endangered species, so learning about mating techniques could be essential to their preservation. For more information visit...

Science Nation - Ticket to Ride

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has featured Professor Andrew Sweeting in a new video story in its online magazine Science Nation. Sweeting specializes in industrial organization and one line of his research focuses on perishable good markets. In the story "Ticket to Ride," Sweeting's work on price dynamics for sporting tickets is explained, using the example of Duke basketball tickets. Visit NSF's Science Nation web page:...

John Willis, Duke University at the DOE JGI 2009 User Meeting

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John Willis of Duke University spoke about the "Genomic Analysis of Adaptation and Speciation in Mimulus guttatus" on March 26, 2009 at the 4th Annual User Meeting.