Farming is not for the faint of heart.
In the words of Dr. Seuss, “Oh, the places you’ll go!”
Jackie McIntyre has spent her life helping others. The 36-year-old nurse works in the Duke Adult Blood and Marrow Transplant unit, helping patients who are dealing with blood and bone marrow cancers. McIntyre has taken her commitment to helping others a step further, though. She has become a marrow donor herself.
Thank goodness this finder was not a keeper.
Starting your professional career with an Emmy nomination already under your belt is no small feat. A group of students, though, in UNC’s School of Journalism can now add that to their CV. The students created a documentary, “100 Gallons: How Water Powers Life,” for UNC’s Powering a Nation journalism project.
Worthy, a service dog in training who died when he was left in a quickly-heating car with its windows rolled up, may not have died in vain.
Duke is an institution that always aims for the top tier, be it in academics, athletics or medical care. Add to that list now the arts. Since its inception, there clearly has been a vision to create a museum of excellence.
News that doctors at Duke have successfully transplanted a bioengineered vein will have broad implications for those in need of medical care. As reported in Thursday’s Herald-Sun by April Dudash, it is made from human cells and biodegradable scaffolding, and eventually the patient’s own cells will take over and cover the implant.