Elizabeth Cohen has this story, plus an update on Aimee Copeland. The young woman's life changed from flesh-eating bacteria.
A gunman shot two Pennsylvania high school football players in Durham, North Carolina, killing one and wounding the other, officials said Friday.
A new study from Duke University found potentially explosive levels of methane in drinking water supplies located close to natural gas wells.
Thomas Rongen knows that he will be criticized, knows that some clever wordsmith will call him "Wrong-en." He also concedes that one of the players he does not pick to the squad he will use in qualifying for the U-20 World Cup could end up being better than those that he does.
More than 20% of patients who received an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator -- a high-tech device that produces electrical impulses to regulate heartbeats and prevent life-threatening arrhythmias -- in recent years were not good candidates to receive the device, a new study suggests.
A new study suggests thousands of Americans received defibrillators and other devices that were not needed. CNN's Elizabeth Cohen reports.
College sex. It wasn't the first time and it won't be the last.
A Duke graduate detailed her sexual exploits with athletes, ranking their sexual performance in a mock thesis.
About 21 percent of children in the United States will be living below the poverty line in 2010, the highest rate in 20 years, according to a new analysis of children's well-being released Tuesday.
Sometimes an old message can provide a fresh perspective.
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta says we might be repeating mistakes with chemicals. "Toxic America" airs June 3 at 8 p.m. ET.
Here's the breakdown on the revenue, expenses and profits of all the Division I college basketball programs.
I don't mean to brag (well, yes I do), but I have a pretty good track record when it comes to picking NCAA tournament upsets. And thanks to the wonders of cyberspace, I have documented proof.
You got questions, I got answers. Selection Sunday is only three days away, so here's a primer on what you can expect:
It was a pretty good night for the bubblers on Monday. Not perfect, but not bad at all.
Welcome to the bubble-bursting segment of our show, the early part of championship week where every bubble team holds its breath and prays the favorites take care of business.
The first week of each month, Karen and Jerry Vaneman pack their car for a four-hour drive from Asheville, North Carolina, to the medical complex at Duke University. Inside the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center, Karen waits patiently as a parade of doctors and technicians pokes and prods, taking samples of all kinds. On this day alone, she gives 21 vials of blood.
James Cameron and members of his technical crew describe the process of creating the characters of "Avatar."
Most of the mobile homes in the U.S. are located in the south, where land is more plentiful, the weather is warmer, and rural poverty is higher.
Think a little spanking won't do much harm to kids? New research says the effects can be long-lasting.
We are creatures of habit; we love a good routine because doing the same old same old doesn't take much mental effort. But getting stuck in certain ways of thinking can hinder our ability to both enjoy and respond effectively to new situations. Like a body, the mind needs regular stretching to stay agile and resilient.
Bill Gates. Steve Jobs. FedEx's Fred Smith. The image of the entrepreneur as whiz kid has serious currency in American business lore. But according to a new study from the Kauffman Foundation, a Kansas City think tank that studies entrepreneurship, that image is a myth.
Michael Phelps, who scored his fifth gold medal at the world championships in Rome, Italy, last weekend, has a body that frequently propels him to world record speeds in the pool.
A Duke University official is accused of offering his 5-year-old adopted son for sex on the Internet, according to the FBI and court documents in the case.
If you're middle-aged or older, a 10-minute walking test can give you and your doctor a pretty clear picture of whether you are at higher risk of dying during the next few years compared with other people your age, according to a large new analysis of data showing that cardiorespiratory fitness is intimately linked with the risk of dying of just about any cause.
Have at least $68,000 to spare? If so, you may be in the running to join an exclusive group of individuals who have had their complete genome sequenced.
It's the season of brackets, beer and, of course, basketball.
The practice of moving research involving human subjects from wealthy countries to less wealthy countries has grown in recent years, raising a number of ethical and scientific issues that need to be addressed, researchers said in a journal article Wednesday.
Sen. Edward Kennedy announced in May 2008 that he was suffering from a brain tumor, a malignant glioma, in his left parietal lobe. He had surgery at Duke University in June 2008.
Since the late 1980s, Nike has been telling us, "Just Do It!" If only we simply needed a sneakered kick in the butt.
As some of the world's largest banks teetered on financial demise, college seniors and recent alums had more on their minds than what it meant for their financial aid and student loans.
Women typically get heart disease much later than men, but not if they smoke. In fact, women who smoke have heart attacks nearly 14 years earlier than women who don't smoke
Oil exploration in the Amazon rain forest represents the latest, perhaps greatest, threat to preserving what remains of the world's largest remaining tropical wilderness, scientists said Wednesday
A new study says gentrification isn't a bad word, and that on average, a changing neighborhood can be a boon for its residents
A new study shows that patients don't need doctors to help control their blood pressure -- they're better off taking care of it at home
Economic woes are expected to continue until at least mid-2009, and things may get worse before they get better, according to a quarterly survey of chief financial officers.
A blood test may one day be able to predict how a smoker will respond to two popular methods of kicking the habit
On the question of whether recent immigrants assimilate as quickly as previous waves, many Americans exhibit short fuses -- and even shorter memories.
A new study shows that people with lower IQs benefit from complex mental activity during their careers by avoiding brain deterioration
Newsflash for rock stars and teenagers: It turns out everything doesn't go downhill as we age -- the golden years really are golden
A large study offers the strongest evidence yet that a diet the government recommends for lowering blood pressure can save people from heart attack and stroke
Almost 40 members of Duke University's men's 2006 lacrosse team are suing the school and the city of Durham, North Carolina, their attorney announced Thursday.
The families of former Duke Lacrosse players announce they will file a lawsuit against the university.
Everyone feels guilty from time to time, but being consumed with compunction can suck the joy out of life. Here are 6 simple strategies for relieving the pressure
One of the summer's biggest stories carried the headline "Weight Gain Is Contagious!" Sensational? Sure, but based on some pretty good science.
About nine months after a blizzard shut down the area, Denver hospitals are reporting an increase in babies.
The weather can affect your travel, your mood and apparently the size of your family.
Labor Day, Memorial Day and the Fourth of July are the most popular days to cook outside on the grill says the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Asssociation. Americans grill with a passion, the group notes, with eight out of 10 U.S. households owning a grill or smoker and half use it more than four times a month.
Apple Inc.'s flashy new iPhones may be jamming parts of the wireless network at Duke University, where technology officials worked with the company Wednesday to fix problems before classes begin next month
With college sports on summer hiatus, SIOC took some time to answer reader questions.
While being fat increases your chances of a heart attack, some studies suggest a puzzling paradox: Obese people seem have a better chance of surviving one
Tucked between the Blue Ridge Mountains and the beaches of the Carolina coast, Raleigh boasts a mild climate, award-winning public schools, and a thriving biotech industry, all of which helped this city of 360,000 attract 12,000 new residents last year - and lots of visitors.
Maybe the U.S. isn't falling as far behind other nations in math and science education as business leaders fear. A new study suggests that American universities are luring more entrepreneurial talent from overseas than many think, fueling a boom in tech startups here.
So what was the Duke lacrosse rape case anyway? A hoax? A failure to speak truth to power? A journalistic breakdown? Or was that year-long academic, civic, athletic and sociological trainwreck indeed what North Carolina attorney general Roy Cooper branded a "tragic rush to accuse"? Take your pick: All kinds of labels got tossed around in the wake of Cooper's dismissal Wednesday of all charges against the accused players. And why not? For so long, the team and the events at that infamous March 13, 2006 party had been used as a vessel for so many different themes -- Racism! Power! Privilege! Sexism! -- that it's only fitting to find the endgame just as cluttered. But the fact is, with Cooper's extraordinary statement that Reade Seligmann, Collin Finnerty and David Evans are not just "not guilty" but "innocent" of the charges of sexual assault and kidnapping, the need for such puffery dissolved. Everything in Durham got smaller. Nearly everything seemed clear.
Free of sexual offense and kidnapping charges, three steely-eyed former lacrosse players at Duke University called Wednesday for reforms in the justice system and restraint in the media.
Whether you're scratch or a 22-handicapper, golf can make your hands tremble, knees wobble and another part of your anatomy feel a little tight. Fear not -- you're about to become oblivious to pressure, make money putts and be known to friends and foes as the guy they just can't beat.
Solar-powered showers, biometric root beer dispensers and waterless urinals. The dorms of the future are already here.
An era in American broadcasting history will come to an end before the decade is out.
Though they may have left their textbooks behind when school ended, kids at Harlem RBI, a youth development program in East Harlem, New York, have no plans to leave behind what they have learned over the past nine months.
Police said Friday they did not pursue prior rape allegations by the woman at the center of the Duke University rape case because she apparently did not provide the additional details they requested.
It wasn't long ago when kids used to rave about their radios and CD players.
A bit of good news
Scientists have grown new blood vessels with cells from sick older people -- the type of patients most likely to need such transplants if the technique is perfected.
The Federal Reserve hinted last week the economy might have a new enemy: Inflation.
As Hurricane Frances bears down on the United States, weather trackers are sounding the alarm. Yet Frances may be first in a series of massive, powerful storms to march across the Atlantic in coming years.
Two years after Sarbanes-Oxley was passed, accounting has gotten a lot better, right? Well, not exactly, at least according to two new polls of CFOs. A recent survey by CFO Magazine found that sinc...
From sea turtles to whales to dolphins and birds, hundreds of thousands of animals die each year because they become entangled in fishing gear.
I don't like reading the business news that much these days. A lot of the time it's just the same old thing dressed up for the new millennium. Mergers driving mass consolidation. Unfriendly acquisi...
Partly because of top educational facilities like Duke University (pictured above), North Carolina's Raleigh/ Durham/Chapel Hill area was No. 1 in MONEY's eighth annual ranking of "The Best Places ...
The French darkly call it le troisieme age, or the third age. Canadians cheerily refer to it as les adolescents recicles, or recycled teenagers. But if you are like most Americans, you probably vie...
News reports ((describe)) negotiations . . . between Duke University's men's basketball coach, Mike Krzyzewski, and Nike, the athletic-shoe manufacturer . . . It has been common practice among big-...
Like a lot of people harboring unkind thoughts about labor unions, the present writer was influenced by the work of H. Gregg Lewis, a somewhat legendary figure who died the other day at 77. Lewis e...
Graduating MBAs aren't the only ones after big bucks. Business schools want % money too, and some are ready to rename themselves after you -- provided you can meet the asking price. You're too late...
Come 100 insurance companies now offer coverage for long-term care in a nursing home (or, in some cases, the patient's own house). Although it may seem like essential protection against admittedly ...