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Stephen Lisberger

Stephen Lisberger Named to National Academy of Sciences

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Congratulations to Stephen Lisberger, PhD, DIBS faculty member, as well as the George Barth Geller Distinguished Professor for Research and chair of Neurobiology in the School of Medicine, is one of three Duke faculty newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences.  The... read more about Stephen Lisberger Named to National Academy of Sciences »


Marc Caron

Passing of Marc Caron, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Medicine

Tuesday, April 26, 2022

We are deeply saddened to learn that longtime DIBS member and Duke professor Marc Caron passed away yesterday (April 25, 2022). Marc was a beloved colleague and scientist at Duke and beyond. The following remarks were shared by Dean Mary Klotman MD (Duke School of Medicine) and Scott Soderling... read more about Passing of Marc Caron, PhD, Professor of Cell Biology, Neurobiology and Medicine  »


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Welcome to the Puppy Kindergarten Class for Spring 2022

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

DIBS faculty member Brian Hare PhD and Evolutionary Anthropology researcher/Director of Puppy Kindergarten Vanessa Woods recently welcomed the paw-dorable Duke Puppy Kindergatern class of 2022. The NIH-funded Puppy Kindergarten program isn't just cute, it generates helpful data, too. Every... read more about Welcome to the Puppy Kindergarten Class for Spring 2022 »


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Lead Exposure in Last Century Shrunk IQ Scores of Half of Americans

Tuesday, March 8, 2022

In 1923, lead was first added to gasoline to help keep car engines healthy. However, automotive health came at the great expense of our own health and well-being. A new study calculates that exposure to car exhaust from leaded gas during childhood stole a collective 824 million IQ points from... read more about Lead Exposure in Last Century Shrunk IQ Scores of Half of Americans »


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Jonathan Viventi Receives $7 Million to Engineer Flexible Brain Interfaces

Thursday, March 3, 2022

In three separate projects, DIBS faculty member Jonathan Viventi, PhD will explore how to optimize electrode arrays to improve neuroscience research, enable better neural prostheses and study epilepsy after brain injuries. Read more about Dr. Viventi's forthcoming work from the grant... read more about Jonathan Viventi Receives $7 Million to Engineer Flexible Brain Interfaces »


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Diverse Group of Researchers Publish Call To Action On Interplay of Environmental Exposures and Mental Health

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Aaron Reuben, a PhD candidate in the clinical psychology program at Duke, co-authored a new call to action for scientists and health care providers focused on the interplay of environmental exposures and mental health. Read more about the project below (adapted from the group’s summary on their... read more about Diverse Group of Researchers Publish Call To Action On Interplay of Environmental Exposures and Mental Health »


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Brian Hare and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong Awarded $1.54 Million Grant to Study How We Can All Get Along and The Origins of Conflict

Thursday, February 17, 2022

Congratulations to DIBS faculty members Brian Hare, professor of evolutionary anthropology, and Walter Sinnott-Artmstrong, Chauncey Stillman professor of practical ethics in philosophy, along with Michael Muthukrishna of the London School of Economics, who were awarded a $1.54 million grant from... read more about Brian Hare and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong Awarded $1.54 Million Grant to Study How We Can All Get Along and The Origins of Conflict »


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DIBS Faculty Member Guillermo Sapiro Elected a Member of the National Academy of Engineering

Monday, February 14, 2022

Congratulations to Dr. Guillermo Sapiro, the James B. Duke Distinguished Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University & DIBS faculty member, who was named a member of the National Academy of Engineering last Wednesday! Read more about Dr. Sapiro's much deserved... read more about DIBS Faculty Member Guillermo Sapiro Elected a Member of the National Academy of Engineering »


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Duke Trainees Organize Symposium on Neurodegenerative Disorder Biomarkers

Thursday, February 10, 2022

A trio of Duke trainees have banded together to form a group to connect scientists and clinicians in the Triangle interested in studying and solving neurodegenerative diseases. As part of their efforts, the group is putting on a symposium on Neurodegenerative Disease Biomarkers on March 17th,... read more about Duke Trainees Organize Symposium on Neurodegenerative Disorder Biomarkers »


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Duke Neuroscientists Discuss the Challenges and Technological Advances Helping Us Better Understand Our Complex Brain

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Kaf Dzirasa, MD, PhD; Greg Field, PhD; Cameron McIntyre, PhD; Heather Whitson, MD Duke brain scientists Kaf Dzirasa, MD, PhD; Greg Field, PhD; Cameron McIntyre, PhD; and Heather Whitson, MD discussed the future of neuroscience research and the technological advances their labs are... read more about Duke Neuroscientists Discuss the Challenges and Technological Advances Helping Us Better Understand Our Complex Brain »


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