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Eroglu Study Yields Huntington Clues

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

A research team led by DIBS Faculty Network Member Cagla Eroglu, PhD, has identified a new function of a gene, the mutation of which is related to Huntington's Disease. The team's publication appeared in Cell Report on Jan. 21, 2020. MORE read more about Eroglu Study Yields Huntington Clues »

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Duke Lowers Flags to Honor Prof. Warren Meck

Friday, January 24, 2020

Duke has lowered its flags to half-staff in honor of long-time faculty member Warren Meck, PhD, Psychology & Neuroscience, who died Jan. 21. Professor Meck was recognized for his ground-breaking research on human and animal perceptions of time. He was a member of the DIBS Faculty Network, as is... read more about Duke Lowers Flags to Honor Prof. Warren Meck »

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POSTPONED: Inclusion & Power Dynamics 5/19 Workshop

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Thank you for your interest in the DIBS Spring 2020 Inclusion & Power Dynamics Workshop Series. Our May 19 workshop, "Training Bystanders to Respond Effectively to Harassment," must be POSTPONED due to COVID-19 restrictions. Please look for more information this summer. You may still ... read more about POSTPONED: Inclusion & Power Dynamics 5/19 Workshop »

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Memories of 'Morally Right' Actions Play Role in Identity

Friday, January 3, 2020

A new study in the journal Memory, "The centrality of remembered moral and immoral actions in constructing personal identity," discusses the importance of how we remember "moral" and "immoral" actions to our own personal identities. First author Matthew L. Stanley is a former Duke student. Faculty... read more about Memories of 'Morally Right' Actions Play Role in Identity »

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Cryo-Electron Microscope Captures 'Wasabi Sensor'

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Duke University researchers exploring the sensation and management of pain have captured the shape, in unprecedented detail, of a biological structure in the mouth, nose and throat that senses pungent, irritating chemicals. The sensor, TRPA 1, may be found anywhere in the skin or epithelium lining... read more about Cryo-Electron Microscope Captures 'Wasabi Sensor' »

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Random Roommate Assignment Policy Builds Inclusivity

Monday, December 9, 2019

From Duke Today Staff:  Meeting your new roommate on move-in day might be a bit daunting, but what effect does a random roommate policy have on students over the course of the year? Dr. Sarah Gaither of Duke’s Psychology & Neuroscience department explains the benefits of randomly... read more about Random Roommate Assignment Policy Builds Inclusivity »

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Young Adults with ADHD at Higher Risk for Nicotine Addiction

Monday, December 9, 2019

From Duke Health News: People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to self-administer nicotine and report more pleasurable responses than people without the condition, according to a study by Duke Health researchers. In a paper published in the journal... read more about Young Adults with ADHD at Higher Risk for Nicotine Addiction »

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LaBar Named AAAS Fellow

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Kevin LaBar, PhD, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, is one of seven Duke faculty named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Fellows are selected by their AAAS peers and induction is considered a high honor. Dr. LaBar is Associate Director of the... read more about LaBar Named AAAS Fellow »

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Dawson Among 54 Duke Faculty Recognized for Prominent Research

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

DIBS Director Geraldine Dawson is among 54 of Duke's most prominent researchers, named to the 2019 list of Highly Cited Researchers. The list's goal, according to the compiler's website, is to recognize, "the world's most influential researchers ... demonstrated by the production of multiple ... read more about Dawson Among 54 Duke Faculty Recognized for Prominent Research »

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DIBS Awards 2019-2020 Research Incubator Grants

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Six interdisciplinary teams have received 2019 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The $100,000 awards are designed to promote high-risk/high-return neuroscience research that is collaborative, crosses academic boundaries, and is likely to draw external... read more about DIBS Awards 2019-2020 Research Incubator Grants »