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Fan Wang Receives Distinguished Professorship

Thursday, May 3, 2018

From the Duke School of Medicine, May 3: Fan Wang, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology and a member of the DIBS Faculty Governance Committee, has been awarded a distinguished professorship by the School of Medicine. She was one of five receiving distinguished professorships, which recognize both... read more about Fan Wang Receives Distinguished Professorship  »


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Duke Event Brings Together Researchers, Policymakers

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Researchers, policymakers and practitioners gathered at Duke May 1 to discuss how to strengthen working relationships and share evidence-based programs addressing the U.S. opioid crisis. The event, “State and Research University Partnerships in the Opioid Crisis,” was organized by Duke Policy... read more about Duke Event Brings Together Researchers, Policymakers »


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Happy 5th Birthday, Bass Connections!

Friday, April 27, 2018

Happy 5th birthday to the successful Duke Bass Connections program! Learn MORE in this Duke Today story. read more about Happy 5th Birthday, Bass Connections! »


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Study: Virus Damage to Brain Cells May Spark Excess Fluid

Thursday, April 26, 2018

A new study in Nature Communication reveals a surprising "Achilles heel" for brain cells that keep cerebrospinal fluid moving. From Duke Today, "Brain Cell’s Achilles’ Heel May Prompt Hydrocephalus." Please click HERE for the rest of the story. Citation: "Uncovering Inherent Cellular... read more about Study: Virus Damage to Brain Cells May Spark Excess Fluid »


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Imagining a World without Stigma for Autism, Mental Illness

Friday, April 20, 2018

From the Duke Research Blog:  Can you imagine a world without stigma? Where a diagnosis of autism or schizophrenia didn’t inevitably stick people with permanent labels of “handicap,” “abnormal,” “disturbed,” or “dependent”? Roy Richard Grinker can. In fact, he thinks we’re on the way to one... read more about Imagining a World without Stigma for Autism, Mental Illness »


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450 'Excite Their Neurons' at DIBS Discovery Day

Monday, April 16, 2018

More than 400 children and adults of all ages attended the 2018 Discovery Day at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. Youngsters crowded around tables featuring preserved brains and brain slices, eager to touch an actual human brain. Others learned how to mimic emotions with the help of staff... read more about 450 'Excite Their Neurons' at DIBS Discovery Day »


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Four Fall '17 Neuroscience Classes Rated in Top 5% by Students

Friday, April 13, 2018

Four undergraduate Neuroscience courses taught in fall 2017 and their faculty have been rated by students as among the top 5 percent across the university, announced Dr. Arlie Petters, Duke’s Dean of Academic Affairs in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Vice Provost for... read more about Four Fall '17 Neuroscience Classes Rated in Top 5% by Students »


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Dawson Attends Global Autism Event at UN

Monday, April 9, 2018

Last week’s World Autism Awareness Day at the United Nations opened with a keynote address by Julia Bascom, Executive Director of the Autistic Self Advocacy Network--and a person on the autism spectrum. For Geraldine Dawson, PhD, Director of the Duke Autism and Brain Development Center, the address... read more about Dawson Attends Global Autism Event at UN »


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3 Duke Students Receive Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Samantha Bouchal, a Neuroscience major, and Shomik Verma, both juniors at Duke, and Pranav Warman, a sophomore, have been named 2018 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Please click HERE for the rest of the story from Duke Today... read more about 3 Duke Students Receive Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships »


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April 13: Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, Columbia University

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Dr. Michael Shadlen, Professor of Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical Center, will discuss, "The Neurobiology of Decision Making: A Window on Cognition," from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in LSRC-B035 (the DIBS Lecture Hall). Lunch is available; first come, first served. ... read more about April 13: Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, Columbia University »


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