Duke University

John Wayne is shown during the filming of  "The Horse Soldiers."  (AP Photo)

Actor’s heirs sue university over rights to ‘Duke’ nickname

SANTA ANA (CNS) – John Wayne’s heirs are suing Duke University over use of the late movie star’s “Duke” nickname, which the family wants to register for use in marketing bourbon and other alcoholic beverages, […]

07/09/2014

In this image released Tuesday, May 6, 2014, by Sotheby’s, an autographed manuscript signed by Bruce Springsteen is shown.  (AP Photo/Sotheby’s)

Original ‘Born to Run’ lyrics on display at Duke

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bruce Springsteen wasn’t thinking about Wendy when he wrote a first draft of his 1975 classic “Born to Run.” Instead, he’s got a gold Chevy 6 on his mind, according to […]

05/07/2014

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FDA overturns safety limits on diabetes drug

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration is lifting severe safety restrictions on the former blockbuster diabetes pill Avandia, citing recent data suggesting that the much-debated medication does not increase the risk of heart […]

11/25/2013

In this 2012 image provided by the Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, a dog, bottom right, watches a video of the silhouette of another dog. (AP Photo/Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari)

Fido’s tail wags may reveal more than you think

NEW YORK (AP) — The way Fido wags his tail might reveal more about him than you know. Just ask another dog. A few years ago, researchers discovered a subtle difference in how dogs wag […]

10/31/2013

Tracy Smith at the infusion center at Duke Cancer Center in Durham, N.C. on Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

Obese cancer patients often shorted on chemo doses

Obese people are less likely to survive cancer, and one reason may be a surprising inequality: The overweight are undertreated. Doctors often short them on chemotherapy by not basing the dose on size, as they […]

09/19/2013

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New test aims to better detect viral infections

WASHINGTON (AP) — It happens too often: A doctor isn’t sure what’s causing someone’s feverish illness but prescribes antibiotics just in case, drugs that don’t work if a virus is the real culprit. Now Duke […]

09/18/2013

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Inducing labor may be tied to autism, study says

CHICAGO (AP) — The biggest study of its kind suggests autism might be linked with inducing and speeding up labor, preliminary findings that need investigating since labor is induced in increasing numbers of U.S. women, […]

08/12/2013

Retired Staff Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford describes one of his wounds from the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage, at his home in Lillington, N.C. on June 4, 2013. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

Fort Hood victims want shooting designated terror

Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan admits pulling out a pistol, shouting “Allahu akbar” (God is great) and opening fire on unarmed people, killing 13 of them. All, he says, in an effort to stop them […]

08/10/2013

A laser pointer.

Duke U. discovers new use for laser in art world

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – A Duke University professor who developed a laser to study melanoma has discovered a new use for it: uncovering what’s underneath the surface of painting without damaging it. Dr. Warren S. […]

07/04/2013

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FDA weighs lifting safety restrictions on Avandia

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former blockbuster diabetes pill which was subjected to major safety restrictions in 2010 may not be as risky as once thought, according to the latest analysis of the much-debated GlaxoSmithKline drug […]

06/03/2013

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