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Biomedical Engineering Grad Student Receives Wrenn Award

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences is pleased to announce that Will Huffman, a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering, has received the Wrenn Graduate Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Disease. Huffman is a student in the laboratory of Dr. Warren Grill, Professor... read more about Biomedical Engineering Grad Student Receives Wrenn Award »


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Study: Paternal Nicotine Exposure Affects Offspring's Neurobehavior

Monday, May 20, 2019

Researchers with the DIBS Center on Addiction & Behavior Change have published a study in Neurotoxicology and Teratology demonstrating links between paternal nicotine exposure and impact on offspring's neurobehaviors. Please click HERE to see the study. read more about Study: Paternal Nicotine Exposure Affects Offspring's Neurobehavior »


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Adcock Discusses Dopamine, Experience & Memory

Monday, May 20, 2019

Alison Adcock, MD, PhD, DIBS Faculty Network Member and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, discussed a study published recently in Nature Human Behavior. The study, which Adcock was not involved in, looked at the connection between dopamine and episodic memory. To read more, please... read more about Adcock Discusses Dopamine, Experience & Memory »


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Farahany Discusses Criminal Law, Brain Science

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

In this NBC News story, DIBS Faculty Network Member Nita Farahany, Duke Law School, discusses how more criminal defendants are looking to neuroscience as a mitigating factor in their crimes. Please click HERE for full story.   read more about Farahany Discusses Criminal Law, Brain Science »


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New York Times Interviews Dawson on Latest Autism Research

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Researchers around the world are seeking ways to diagnose autism spectrum disorder earlier and more precisely, to ensure children receive effective treatment. Geraldine Dawson, PhD, who directs the Duke Center for Autism & Brain Development, talks with the New York Times about current research... read more about New York Times Interviews Dawson on Latest Autism Research »


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Neuroscience Majors Receive Goldwater Scholarship

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Two of four Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship recipients at Duke are Neuroscience majors. The rising juniors are Kunal Shroff, a Chemistry and Neuroscience major who studies neurological disorders such as dystonia with DIBS Faculty Network Member Nicole Calakos, PhD, and Jill Jones, a Neuroscience and... read more about Neuroscience Majors Receive Goldwater Scholarship »


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Challenging How People Think about 'Normal'

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

The Honourable Mike Lake’s Twitter account description neatly sums up his busy life: “Canadian Conservative Member of Parliament for Edmonton-Wetaskiwin. Shadow Minister for Youth, Sport and Accessibility. #Autism parent. @EdmontonOilers fan. (“Shadow Minister” refers to the fact that his party is... read more about Challenging How People Think about 'Normal' »


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Neuro- immunology & Glia Group Symposium Held April 24

Monday, April 8, 2019

This annual symposium brought together basic science and clinical researchers to focus on the mechanisms by which glial cells - microglia, astrocytes and oligodendrocytes - critically modulate injury and disease processes within the CNS via their interactions with neural development, signaling, and... read more about Neuro- immunology & Glia Group Symposium Held April 24 »


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DIBS COO Honored as 'Blue Devil of the Week'

Monday, April 8, 2019

Nicole Schramm-Sapya, PhD, became Chief Operating Officer of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences nearly two years ago. Since then, she has gained a well-deserved reputation for bringing together faculty and students at all levels who are interested in the brain sciences. She was recently... read more about DIBS COO Honored as 'Blue Devil of the Week' »


Med Students' Paper Born of Bass Team on Opiate Epidemic

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Two medical students are the lead authors on a new paper, “The Emergency Department as an Opportunity for Naloxone Distribution: A Systematic Review,” published in the Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. Congratulations to Alexander Gunn and Zachary Smothers, now medical students, and... read more about Med Students' Paper Born of Bass Team on Opiate Epidemic »


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