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A Bold New Effort Aims to Harness the Mechanisms of Resilience

What if we could control genes linked to cancer to prevent them from developing into tumors in the first place? How can we extend our brain’s ability to forestall damage from Alzheimer’s disease? Is it possible to develop a vaccine for everything?

These are among the questions driving a new multidisciplinary research effort at Duke University School of Medicine aimed at understanding and harnessing the innate processes the human body uses to prevent and heal disease.

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Duke Science and Technology is one of Duke’s biggest priorities. Your investment in our researchers, our students and our work will have exponential impact on society and our world.