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Zoom Carts Support Virtual Teaching

Thursday, September 24, 2020

From Working@Duke, in Duke Today: Teaching (and learning) virtually can be technologically challenging. Duke's Office of Information Technology and Trinity Technology Services, in the College of Arts & Sciences, have collaborated to make life easier for all. Minna Ng, PhD, a member of the DIBS... read more about Zoom Carts Support Virtual Teaching »


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Sept. 10: Early Intervention Strategies for Austism Spectrum Disorder

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

This four-part webinar series sponsored by the Wake Area Health Education Center will provide specific early intervention strategies for those working with young children at risk for or diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, such as occupational therapists, speech language pathologists... read more about Sept. 10: Early Intervention Strategies for Austism Spectrum Disorder »


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Aug. 21 Virtual Event Celebrates New 'Survival of Friendliest' Book

Monday, August 10, 2020

"Survival of the fittest" is a misunderstood concept, according to DIBS Faculty Network Member Brian Hare, Evolutionary Anthropology. Instead of meaning stronger, it may mean being cooperative with others, he and co-author Vanessa Woods write in a new book, according to a WUNC-FM news story. A... read more about Aug. 21 Virtual Event Celebrates New 'Survival of Friendliest' Book »


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NSF Seeks Faculty Interested in INCLUDES Alliances Proposal

Friday, July 17, 2020

Duke seeks faculty interested in leading a proposal submitted to the NSF INCLUDES Alliances Program. INCLUDES is one of NSF’s Big Ideas focusing on broadening participation in STEM among women and underrepresented minorities across a variety of student populations and groups such as small... read more about NSF Seeks Faculty Interested in INCLUDES Alliances Proposal »


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Closer Threats Inspire Primitive Fear

Friday, July 10, 2020

Your brain handles a perceived threat differently depending on how close it is to you. If it's far away, you engage in more problem-solving. But if the threat is nearby, your animal instincts jump into action. Duke Today article here. read more about Closer Threats Inspire Primitive Fear »


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For Black Scientists, the Sorrow is Also Personal

Friday, June 26, 2020

“I have tried to live in a world that does not see color but have only succeeded in living in a world that does not see me. “ said DIBS Faculty Network member Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD in a commentary on Cell. Please click HERE for the full article and HERE for the video. read more about For Black Scientists, the Sorrow is Also Personal »


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DIBS Decries Injustice, Inhumane Acts

Thursday, June 18, 2020

As a community of neuroscientists, we are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion as a just and essential foundation for the advancement of our science and our society. We stand in solidarity with persons of color and denounce unjust and inhumane acts of violence. Click HERE... read more about DIBS Decries Injustice, Inhumane Acts »


NIH Launches COVID-19 Funds to Accelerate Testing, Accessibility

Monday, June 15, 2020

As part of NIH’s multi-faceted response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the agency has launched an unprecedented four-pronged initiative, entitled Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics, or RADx, to catalyze the scientific community to improve testing technologies, capacity, and accessibility for the country... read more about NIH Launches COVID-19 Funds to Accelerate Testing, Accessibility »


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COVID-19: A Neuroscience Perspective

Friday, June 5, 2020

COVID-19 brings new scientific and behavioral challenges every day. We asked members of the interdisciplinary DIBS Faculty Network to provide neuroscience perspectives on how the pandemic is influencing people’s decision-making, behavior, and health. Learn more HERE.  read more about COVID-19: A Neuroscience Perspective »


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Calakos: Puzzles Can Help People Cope with COVID-19 Uncertainties

Thursday, May 28, 2020

From DIBS Faculty Network Member Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD, Neurobiology, on a recent study evaluating the positive effects of puzzles on cognition: "When you think about puzzles from the neuroscience perspective and what is going on in the brain, puzzles pack a big punch." She was interviewed... read more about Calakos: Puzzles Can Help People Cope with COVID-19 Uncertainties »


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