Duke Research/News Highlights

Which masks are most effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19? Duke researchers performed a study that examined and ranked 14 different types of masks. See which masks are most effective for protecting you and our community here.


Duke moves forward on its fall athletics season. With the unique circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Duke will continue to host and broadcast home athletics events on campus without spectators. Support your Blue Devils from home with “fan cutouts” by purchasing here! Proceeds from sales will directly go to Duke Athletics to support student-athletes.


People in areas of the world most impacted by climate change (California among them) may be interested in the findings of Distinguished Professor of Earth Sciences at Duke, Drew Shindell. In August, he testified before Congress that nearly 4.5 million US deaths and 300 million lost workdays could be avoided over the next 50 years if we can prevent the Earth’s atmosphere from warming beyond 2°C. Read it here.