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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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Dawson Comments on Google Glass/ Autism App Study

Thursday, March 28, 2019

Reuters Health reported on a new study that has found combining Google Glass with a smartphone app helps children with austism spectrum disorder recognize and interpret facial expressions. The "Superpower Glass" system includes eyeglasses with a camera and speaker. Geraldine Dawson, PhD, Director... read more about Dawson Comments on Google Glass/ Autism App Study »


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CABC 2019 Annual Symposium Addresses Cannabis Science, Policy

Thursday, March 7, 2019

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and the Center on Addiction & Behavior Change (CABC) presented the 2019 CABC Symposium, Altered States of Cannabis Regulation: Informing Policy with Science, on April 17, 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m., in the DIBS Multipurpose Room. Additional... read more about CABC 2019 Annual Symposium Addresses Cannabis Science, Policy »


MacArthur Neuroscience Fellow Draws SRO Crowd

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Doris Tsao, PhD, Professor of Biology at Cal Tech and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, drew a standing-room-only crowd to the DIBS Multipurpose Room on March 20. She addressed, "How the Brain Represents Objects."Objects constitute the fundamental currency of the brain: they... read more about MacArthur Neuroscience Fellow Draws SRO Crowd  »


Eye Moves Yield Clues to Fiscal Philosophy

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

The eyes DO have it--at least, they indicate who is more likely to have a bigger nest egg, according to research co-led by DIBS Faculty Network Member Scott Huettel, PhD, Psychology, and Neurobiology Graduate Student Dianna Amasino. Other authors are Postdoctoral Associate Nicolette Sullivan, PhD,... read more about Eye Moves Yield Clues to Fiscal Philosophy »


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DIBS Discovery Day Draws Record Crowd of 565

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

More than 565 learners of all ages participated in the 2019 Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Discovery Day on Sunday, March 24,  in the DIBS "Cube." This year, the free event offered a sensory-friendly visiting time, from noon to 1 p.m. Nearly 70 children and adults who needed a quieter,... read more about DIBS Discovery Day Draws Record Crowd of 565 »


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