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Kafui Dzirasa

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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Fan Wang Team Identifies Brain Area That May Control Pain 'Off' Switch

Thursday, May 28, 2020

A Duke University research team led by DIBS Faculty Network Member Fan Wang, PhD, Neurobiology, has found a small area of the brain in mice that can profoundly control the animals’ sense of pain. Somewhat unexpectedly, this brain center turns pain off, not on. It’s also located in an area... read more about Fan Wang Team Identifies Brain Area That May Control Pain 'Off' Switch »


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Biomedical Engineering Team's Research Offers Promise for Parkinson's Patients

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have used deep brain stimulation based on light to treat motor dysfunction in an animal model of Parkinson’s disease. Succeeding where earlier attempts have failed, the method promises to provide new insights into why deep brain stimulation works and ways in... read more about Biomedical Engineering Team's Research Offers Promise for Parkinson's Patients »


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Cord Blood Study Provides Insights on Benefits, Limits for Autism Treatment

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

In a recent study, Duke researchers tested whether a single infusion of a unit of a child’s own or donor cord blood could improve social communication skills in children between the ages of 2-7 diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder. Of the 180 children in the study, the subgroup of children... read more about Cord Blood Study Provides Insights on Benefits, Limits for Autism Treatment »


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Neuroscience Majors Share 2020 Outstanding Thesis Award

Friday, May 15, 2020

Two Neuroscience undergraduate students working in labs in the Duke Neurology Department and mentored by DIBS Faculty Network Members were joint recipients of Duke’s 2020 “Outstanding Senior Thesis in Neuroscience” award. Kunal Shroff worked in the lab of Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD, where he... read more about Neuroscience Majors Share 2020 Outstanding Thesis Award »


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Expressive Writing Enhances Resilience

Friday, May 15, 2020

Duke Health Humanities Lab Manager Cuquis Robledo writes about the recent workshop, "Expressive Writing for COVID-19," co-sponsored by DIBS. The five-week series, led by John Evans, EdD, Duke Integrative Medicine. Evans is a writing clinician and integrative health coach who works with groups,... read more about Expressive Writing Enhances Resilience »


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