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Why more physicians are seeking MBA degrees


More physicians are returning to school to get an MBA as their profession demands more from them in areas such as analytics and digital healthcare records. Duke University's Kevin Schulman says MBAs can help physicians innovate in healthcare and improve both safety and efficiency.

Expert expects SEC mission to change


The Securities and Exchange Commission is likely to change its mission as the Trump administration advocates deregulation, securities law expert James Cox says. With the recession over, the SEC likely will return focus to requiring disclosure from public firms and increasing enforcement toward money managers accused of misconduct.

Novel HIV antibodies identified


Researchers with Duke University have identified a line of broadly neutralizing antibodies and memory B-cell clones that bind to HIV, according to a study in the journal Science Immunology. The scientists made the discovery using blood from an HIV-positive patient.

Cruz seeks hoops cred


After a Twitter storm critiquing his description of a basketball hoop as a "ring," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, tweeted "proof" that he had experience with the sport. Cruz sent out a picture of his lookalike, Duke University guard Grayson Allen, shooting a free throw.

Why authenticity is key


It's important to bring your authentic self to the workplace, says Kathleen Quirk, who earned an MBA from Duke University and now serves as chief of staff to the superintendent of Partnership Schools. Quirk says getting an MBA allowed her "to develop sides of myself that did not come naturally."

Robots designed to assist nurses


Students at Duke University are using a grant from the National Science Foundation to design robots that assist nurses, particularly with patients who have infectious diseases. Other NSF grant projects include robots to help nurses lift heavy objects.

Motivation takes more than money


Money is not a sufficient motivator to keep employees working at peak performance. Keep employees engaged by creating an atmosphere of trust and making work both rewarding and challenging, advises Dan Ariely, a professor at Duke University.

Printed electronics made with nanowire inks


Researchers at Duke University report an advance in using nanowire inks to produce printed electronics, shaping the nanoparticles in the ink rather than heating them to make the wires more conductive. "The nanowires had a 4,000 times higher conductivity than the more commonly used silver nanoparticles that you would find in printed antennas for RFID tags," said Benjamin Wiley, an assistant professor.

Harvard tops Bloomberg b-school rankings


Bloomberg's ranking of the best business schools has put Harvard Business School on top, followed by Stanford Graduate School of Business and Duke University's Fuqua School of Business, which topped the list in 2014. Some schools saw their rankings drop, including the UCLA Anderson School of Management, while others rose, such as Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University.

First magnetic scarless robotic gallbladder surgery recorded by Levita


A patient at Duke University was the first to undergo a magnetic scarless robotic gallbladder surgery using Levita Magnetics' Levita Magnetic Surgical System. Use of the system in the surgery, with one incision in the belly button, led to a reduction in postoperatory pain without recovery complications.