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'Disgust' Plays Protective Role for Humans

Monday, June 4, 2018

Jana Schaich Borg, PhD, Assistant Research Professor in the Social Science Research Institute and DIBS Faculty Network Member, comments on recent research covered by CNN. More HERE. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/04/health/disgust-health-disease-study/index.html read more about 'Disgust' Plays Protective Role for Humans »


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Mobile App for Autism Screening Helps Kids, Parents

Friday, June 1, 2018

A Duke study of an iPhone app to screen young children for signs of autism has found that the app is easy to use, welcomed by caregivers and good at producing reliable scientific data. The study, described June 1 in an open access journal npj Digital Medicine, points the way to broader, easier... read more about Mobile App for Autism Screening Helps Kids, Parents »


Schramm-Sapyta Op-Ed: Sentencing Reform for ALL Addictive Drugs

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

"New opiate policies can help NC prepare for next epidemic," an op-ed written by DIBS Chief Operating Officer Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, PhD., appeared in the May 29 edition of the Durham Herald-Sun: The North Carolina legislature's “Task Force on Sentencing Reforms for Opioid Drug Convictions” has... read more about Schramm-Sapyta Op-Ed: Sentencing Reform for ALL Addictive Drugs »


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Neuroscience Degree 'Opens New Doors' for Grads

Monday, May 14, 2018

A Duke Neuroscience degree opens new doors for graduates, Kevin S. LaBar, PhD, Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience (NS), told attendees during opening remarks at the 2018 NS Diploma Ceremony in Page Auditorium on Sunday, May 13. The degree also, “positions our graduates to thrive... read more about Neuroscience Degree 'Opens New Doors' for Grads »


'What Do You Know?' Neuroscience Major Asks in Graduation Remarks

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Deeksha Mahotra, a graduating senior and Neuroscience major, didn't expect her speech to be selected for delivery during the 2018 Commencement--but it was! She delivered the speech on Sunday, May 13, during the main ceremony at Wallace Wade Stadium. Read the Duke Chronicle story HERE. You can watch... read more about 'What Do You Know?' Neuroscience Major Asks in Graduation Remarks »


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White Discusses Dualities of Human Brain during Stanford Event

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Leonard White, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology in the Duke School of Medicine and DIBS Associate Director for Education, spoke during the 2018 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference at Stanford University. The event, held April 20-22, was celebrated the 200th anniversary... read more about White Discusses Dualities of Human Brain during Stanford Event »


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Marcus Center for Cellular Cures Established by School of Medicine

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Duke School of Medicine Dean Mary Klotman, MD, has announced the launch of a new center designed to bring together physicians and faculty from medicine and engineering to develop therapies for brain disorders such as autism. The Marcus Center for Cellular Cures will be directred by Joanne Kurtzberg... read more about Marcus Center for Cellular Cures Established by School of Medicine »


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Neuroscience Diploma Ceremony Sunday Afternoon, 12:50 p.m., Page Auditorium

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The 2018 Neuroscience Diploma Ceremony begins at 12:50 p.m. on Sunday, May 13th in Page Auditorium. All graduating neuroscience majors and families are invited to attend the ceremony. No tickets are needed read more about Neuroscience Diploma Ceremony Sunday Afternoon, 12:50 p.m., Page Auditorium »


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Studies: Video Games, Exercise Improve ADHD Symptoms

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Studies done by Scott Kollins, PhD, and colleagues suggest the non-pharmacologic interventions of video games and exercise improve attention and reaction time in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. (ADHD) Kollins is a DIBS Faculty Network Member and Professor of Psychiatry and... read more about Studies: Video Games, Exercise Improve ADHD Symptoms »


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Zucker: We 'Don't Quite Understand' Many Food Behaviors

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Researchers continue to seek understanding of eating behaviors, but many are not well-understood, says Nancy Zucker, PhD, DIBS Faculty Network Member and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Learn more in this online article on the website howstuffworks.com. read more about Zucker: We 'Don't Quite Understand' Many Food Behaviors »


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