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Nerve Stimulation May Reduce Post-op Delirium

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

From DukeHealth: For adults over age 65, surgical complications can dampen not only their physical health but also their mental sharpness, with more than half of high-risk cases declining into delirium. In research published Oct. 11 in the journal Brain Stimulation, Duke University... read more about Nerve Stimulation May Reduce Post-op Delirium »

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Inaugural DIBS Germinator Awards Announced

Monday, October 15, 2018

Seven projects involving nearly two dozen Duke clinical and basic-science faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students have received the inaugural Germinator Research Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS), the Institute’s Faculty Governance Committee Chair, Geraldine... read more about Inaugural DIBS Germinator Awards Announced »

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Exploring Link between Social Stress, Genetic Damage

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Just how is social adversity linked to health inequalities? Jenny Tung, PhD, combines evolutionary anthropology and genomics to find out. For more of the Science News story, click HERE.     read more about Exploring Link between Social Stress, Genetic Damage »

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First Impressions Matter in Sense of Smell

Monday, September 17, 2018

If you can tell the difference between a merlot and a cabernet franc just by smell, it’s probably all in the timing. That’s because the odor-decoding centers of the brain will pay more attention to the first smell signals to reach them, regardless of how long or strong the... read more about First Impressions Matter in Sense of Smell »

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LaBar Named CCN Associate Director

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Alison Adcock, MD, PhD, recently named Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN), has announced that Kevin S. LaBar, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, will serve as Associate Director for CCN. Dr. LaBar’s appointment was made in... read more about LaBar Named CCN Associate Director »

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Greg Samanez-Larkin 'Makes Statistics Personal'

Friday, September 7, 2018

Helping students understand the relevance of statistics can be a tough proposition for university faculty. DIBS Faculty Network Member Greg Samanez-Larkin tells the Association for Psychological Science how he achieves that by personalizing the subject. MORE read more about Greg Samanez-Larkin 'Makes Statistics Personal' »

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Duke Today Features Research on Regrowing Brain, Nerve Tissue

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Duke Today's video highlights Regeneration Next and new research on regrowing brain and nerve tissue. Featured: Drs. Deborah Silver, Cagla Eroglu and Romain Cartoni. MORE read more about Duke Today Features Research on Regrowing Brain, Nerve Tissue »

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Feeding Students' Brains with More Than Ideas

Thursday, August 30, 2018

In this Duke Chronicle op-ed, Ng raises concerns about how student eating habits affect the body AND the mind, and discusses the new class, "Neuroscience & Nutrition," she and Franca Alphin, Director of Nutrition Cervices at Duke and a registered dietitian, have created. In it, students... read more about Feeding Students' Brains with More Than Ideas »

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Inclusion & Power Dynamics Workshop Series Held in October 2018

Monday, August 27, 2018

DIBS, the Duke Office of Faculty Advancement, and the Office of the Vice Dean for Faculty in the School of Medicine are sponsoring a series of workshops in October focused on inclusion and power dynamics. Faculty, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, residents, research associates, and staff... read more about Inclusion & Power Dynamics Workshop Series Held in October 2018 »

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Rubenstein Scholars Faculty Director Ng Helps New Students

Monday, August 20, 2018

Minna Ng, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of the Practice of Psychology and Neuroscience and member of the DIBS Faculty Network, was herself a first-generation college graduate. She spent part of her summer assisting incoming Duke first-generation students. She helped create and serves as Faculty... read more about Rubenstein Scholars Faculty Director Ng Helps New Students »