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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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Dzirasa: COVID-19 Threatens Research Workforce

Friday, May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic comes at a critical time for the biomedical research workforce, threatening both older and younger scientists, said DIBS Faculty Network Member Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, Psychiatry, who also serves on the DIBS Faculty Steering Committee. More federal funding is needed to support... read more about Dzirasa: COVID-19 Threatens Research Workforce »

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Neuroscience Undergraduates Celebrate Graduation!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences helped make Commencement 2020 special, despite COVID-19 restrictions. The special website, on the Psychology & Neuroscience site, features videos from faculty, a "word cloud" reflecting the students' experiences, and other virtual celebrations.... read more about Neuroscience Undergraduates Celebrate Graduation!  »

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3 DIBS Faculty Elected to AAAS

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

DIBS Director Geri Dawson, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and DIBS Faculty Network Members Fan Wang and Richard Mooney, Neurobiology, all in the Duke School of Medicine, were among six Duke faculty named to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences. More HERE. read more about 3 DIBS Faculty Elected to AAAS »

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LaBar: COVID-19 Warps Sense of Time

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Having trouble remembering what day it is? You're not alone. COVID-19 is warping our perception of time. Staying at home can add to the sense that all days are alike. DIBS Faculty Network Member Kevin LaBar, Psychology & Neuroscience, talks with Discover Magazine.  read more about LaBar: COVID-19 Warps Sense of Time »

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Is it Habit or Addiction?

Monday, May 4, 2020

Addiction expert Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, PhD, discusses signs of addiction, who is most vulnerable, and the best antidote. She is an associate professor of the practice in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.... read more about Is it Habit or Addiction? »

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New Gastronaut Podcast Available

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Dive into the gut and brain with The Gastronauts Podcast! Duke Neurobiology PhD students Peter Weng (host) and Meredith Schmehl (producer) highlight the research and career paths of scientists from the Gastronauts Seminar Series. The Gastronauts Podcast is available on all major podcast platforms,... read more about New Gastronaut Podcast Available »