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N.C. Health News Profiles Research on Post-operative Decline

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

About one older patient in four sees some level of decreased mental and functional decline after surgery. DIBS faculy members and others seek better understanding of the phenomenon and how to prevent it. From the July 16 issue of N.C. Health News. This collaborative research has been supported by... read more about N.C. Health News Profiles Research on Post-operative Decline »


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New Clues to How Brain Processes Complex Info

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A new Duke study may explain how the brain processes complex information from the world around us, and may also provide insight into some of our perceptual and cognitive limitations. The results appeared July 13 in Nature Communications. More read more about New Clues to How Brain Processes Complex Info »


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N&O Features DIBS/Bass Research on N.C. Heroin Overdose Deaths

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

The News & Observer of Raleigh has featured research done by DIBS faculty and student members of a Bass Connections Brain & Society team, "Stemming the Opiate Epidemic through Education and Outreach." The research was published in the May/June 2018 issue of the N.C. Medical Journal. More... read more about N&O Features DIBS/Bass Research on N.C. Heroin Overdose Deaths »


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'Disgust' Plays Protective Role for Humans

Monday, June 4, 2018

Jana Schaich Borg, PhD, Assistant Research Professor in the Social Science Research Institute and DIBS Faculty Network Member, comments on recent research covered by CNN. More HERE. https://www.cnn.com/2018/06/04/health/disgust-health-disease-study/index.html read more about 'Disgust' Plays Protective Role for Humans »


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Mobile App for Autism Screening Helps Kids, Parents

Friday, June 1, 2018

A Duke study of an iPhone app to screen young children for signs of autism has found that the app is easy to use, welcomed by caregivers and good at producing reliable scientific data. The study, described June 1 in an open access journal npj Digital Medicine, points the way to broader, easier... read more about Mobile App for Autism Screening Helps Kids, Parents »


Schramm-Sapyta Op-Ed: Sentencing Reform for ALL Addictive Drugs

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

"New opiate policies can help NC prepare for next epidemic," an op-ed written by DIBS Chief Operating Officer Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, PhD., appeared in the May 29 edition of the Durham Herald-Sun: The North Carolina legislature's “Task Force on Sentencing Reforms for Opioid Drug Convictions” has... read more about Schramm-Sapyta Op-Ed: Sentencing Reform for ALL Addictive Drugs »


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Neuroscience Degree 'Opens New Doors' for Grads

Monday, May 14, 2018

A Duke Neuroscience degree opens new doors for graduates, Kevin S. LaBar, PhD, Co-Director of Undergraduate Studies in Neuroscience (NS), told attendees during opening remarks at the 2018 NS Diploma Ceremony in Page Auditorium on Sunday, May 13. The degree also, “positions our graduates to thrive... read more about Neuroscience Degree 'Opens New Doors' for Grads »


'What Do You Know?' Neuroscience Major Asks in Graduation Remarks

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Deeksha Mahotra, a graduating senior and Neuroscience major, didn't expect her speech to be selected for delivery during the 2018 Commencement--but it was! She delivered the speech on Sunday, May 13, during the main ceremony at Wallace Wade Stadium. Read the Duke Chronicle story HERE. You can watch... read more about 'What Do You Know?' Neuroscience Major Asks in Graduation Remarks »


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White Discusses Dualities of Human Brain during Stanford Event

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Leonard White, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology in the Duke School of Medicine and DIBS Associate Director for Education, spoke during the 2018 International Health Humanities Consortium Conference at Stanford University. The event, held April 20-22, was celebrated the 200th anniversary... read more about White Discusses Dualities of Human Brain during Stanford Event »


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Marcus Center for Cellular Cures Established by School of Medicine

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Duke School of Medicine Dean Mary Klotman, MD, has announced the launch of a new center designed to bring together physicians and faculty from medicine and engineering to develop therapies for brain disorders such as autism. The Marcus Center for Cellular Cures will be directred by Joanne Kurtzberg... read more about Marcus Center for Cellular Cures Established by School of Medicine »


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