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Madoff suffers heart attack in prison

BUTNER, N.C., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Bernie Madoff, the investment guru convicted of running the largest Ponzi scheme in U.S. history, confirmed he had a heart attack while in prison.

Thousands of natural gas leaks found under streets of Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- Natural gas is escaping from aging pipes beneath the streets of the U.S. capital, creating potentially harmful concentrations in some locations, a study found.

Success reported in protecting whales during seismic oil-gas surveys

GLAND, Switzerland, Jan. 16 (UPI) -- The oil/gas industry, scientists and conservationists have worked to produce a way to minimize seismic survey impacts on rare whales, a conservation group says.

Computers search for 'cheapium' versions of expensive materials

DURHAM, N.C., Jan. 3 (UPI) -- U.S. researchers say they are turning to pure computing power in the search for cheaper materials that mimic their purer, more expensive counterparts.
Smoke exposure during pregnancy and ADHD investigated

Smoke exposure during pregnancy and ADHD investigated

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 26 (UPI) -- North Carolina researchers are investigating the relationship between exposure to tobacco smoke during pregnancy and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Aging expert: Santa may be healthier than he appears

Aging expert: Santa may be healthier than he appears

On the surface Santa Claus may seem an overweight workaholic with an affinity for sweets, but a U.S. geriatrician says Santa may be healthier than he appears.
ALEX CUKAN, United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
By United Press International
Those with pre-diabetes reduce heart attack risk by walking

Those with pre-diabetes reduce heart attack risk by walking

LEICESTER, England, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- A British researcher says an international team found those at higher risk for type 2 diabetes may reduce their risk of heart attack and stroke by walking.
U.S. scientists move closer to perfecting artificial cartilage

U.S. scientists move closer to perfecting artificial cartilage

DURHAM, N.C., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Researchers at a U.S. university say they've developed a better recipe for creating a synthetic replacement cartilage for human joints.

Crystal Mangum, Duke lacrosse accuser, gets 14 years for murder

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A North Carolina woman who falsely claimed three Duke University lacrosse players raped her in 2006 was convicted Friday of murder for killing her boyfriend.
Long-term oral contraceptive use may increase glaucoma risk

Long-term oral contraceptive use may increase glaucoma risk

NEW ORLEANS, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Women who took oral contraceptives for three or more years are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma, a leading cause of blindness, a U.S. researcher says.
More than half of mental illness cases go undiagnosed in teens

More than half of mental illness cases go undiagnosed in teens

Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Research conducted at Duke University shows that more than half of adolescents with mental health issues receive no treatment.
Ananth Baliga
Long-term birth control usage linked to increased glaucoma incidence

Long-term birth control usage linked to increased glaucoma incidence

Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Women who have taken birth control pills are twice as likely to suffer from glaucoma -- a leading cause of blindness.
Ananth Baliga
New microbicide gel shows potential for HIV prevention

New microbicide gel shows potential for HIV prevention

Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Researchers have developed a microbicide gel formula that has shown potential to prevent sexual transmission of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Ananth Baliga
First detailed map of dinosaur brains suggests complex behaviors

First detailed map of dinosaur brains suggests complex behaviors

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 14 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say a detailed map of a dinosaur brain suggests faculties for complex behavior, and possibly the ability to make sounds to communicate.
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Richard Nixon as a senior law school student at Duke University in 1937. (UPI Photo/Files)
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Duke University is a private research university located in Durham, North Carolina, United States. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment, prompting the institution to change its name in honor of his deceased father, Washington Duke.

The University is organized into two undergraduate and nine graduate schools. The undergraduate student body comes from all 50 U.S. states and 106 countries. In its 2009 edition, U.S. News & World Report ranked the university's undergraduate program eighth among national universities, while ranking the medical, law, and business schools among the top 12 in the country. Duke University was ranked as the thirteenth best university in the world in the 2008 THES - QS World University Rankings of universities worldwide.

Duke's research expenditures are among the largest 20 in the U.S. and its athletic program is one of the nation's elite. Competing in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the athletic teams have won ten national championships, including three by the men's basketball team.

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