Duke University

Duke University

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina.

Duke University is a private research university in Durham, North Carolina. Its motto is "Eruditio et Religio", meaning "knowledge and faith". Duke University is known for consistently being ranked as one of the most prestigious universities in the United States, and the best university in the American South.

Duke University was founded in 1838 in the modern-day town of Trinity, and moved to Durham in 1892. In 1924, tobacco and electric power industrialist James Buchanan Duke established The Duke Endowment and the institution changed its name to honor his deceased father, Washington Duke.

Duke's campus spans over 8,600 acres (3,500 hectares) on three contiguous sub-campuses in Durham as well as a marine lab in Beaufort. The main campus - designed largely by architect Julian Abele - incorporates Gothic architecture with the 210-foot (64-meter) Duke Chapel at the campus' center and highest point of elevation. East Campus, home to all first-years, contains Georgian-style architecture, while the main Gothic-style West Campus 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) away is adjacent to the Medical Center.

The university also administers two concurrent schools in Asia, Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore (established in 2005) and Duke Kunshan University in Kunshan, China (established in 2013).

As of 2019, 13 Nobel laureates and 3 Turing Award winners have been affiliated with the university. Further Duke alumni include 46 Rhodes Scholars and 25 Churchill Scholars. The university has produced the 5th highest number of Rhodes, Marshall, Truman, Goldwater, and Udall Scholars of any American university between 1986 and 2015. As of 2019, Duke holds a top-ten position in most national rankings, and has been named the top college for graduate outcomes several years in a row having tied with Harvard University and Yale University. Duke also has been recognized as one of the top three university employers, along with Stanford University and Harvard University.




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For representational purposes By PTI WASHINGTON: The walking speed of 45-year-olds -- particularly their fastest walking speed without running -- is related to the ageing process undergone by their brains and bodies, according to a study. The researchers, including those from Duke University in the US, found that slower walkers have "accelerated ageing" on a 19-measure scale, and their lungs, teeth, and immune systems tended to be less fit than the people who walked faster. The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, noted that the ageing effect was seen in 45-year-old people, not the geriatric patients who are usually assessed with such measures. ALSO READ: Healthy ageing needs public health Neurocognitive testing done by the researchers revealed that these individuals, taken as children, could predict who would become the slower walkers. According to the researchers, people's scores on IQ, understanding language, frustration tolerance, motor skills, and emotional control at age three predicted their walking speeds at age 45. "Doctors know that slow walkers in their seventies and eighties tend to die sooner than fast walkers their same age," said senior author of the study Terrie E.Moffitt of Duke University. ALSO READ: New drug may help delay ageing in humans But the study, Moffitt added, covered the period from the preschool years to midlife, revealing that a slow walk is a problem sign decades before old age. The researchers used data from a long-term study of nearly 1,000 people who were born during a single year in Dunedin, New Zealand. The 904 participants in the current study were tested, quizzed and measured their entire lives, mostly recently from April 2017 to April 2019 at age 45. ALSO READ: Walking, cycling may help you live longer During their most recent assessment, MRI scans showed that the slower walkers tended to have lower total brain volume, lower mean cortical thickness, less brain surface area and higher incidence of white matter "hyperintensities," small lesions associated with small vessel disease of the brain, the study noted. Their brains appeared somewhat older, the researchers said. The slower walkers, the study noted, also looked older to a panel of eight screeners who assessed each participant's 'facial age' from a photograph. While gait speed has long been used as a measure of health and ageing in geriatric patients, the new study observed the same effects in relatively young study subjects. "It's a shame we don't have gait speed and brain imaging for them as children," said lead author of the study Line J.H Rasmussen of Duke University. Some differences in health and cognition may be tied to lifestyle choices made by the individuals, the researchers said. But according to the study, there are already signs in early life of who would become the slowest walkers. "We may have a chance here to see who's going to do better health-wise in later life," Rasmussen said.


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