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Dr. Len White with Duke medical students

New Med School On-line Mag Features DIBS Assoc Dir Len White

Friday, July 12, 2019

Robin Smith, senior science writer for Duke University Communications, gives a compelling account of Duke first-year medical students and their initial up-close-and-personal contact with the human brain. DIBS Associate Director for Education Leonard White, PhD, leads the brain anatomy... read more about New Med School On-line Mag Features DIBS Assoc Dir Len White »


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Are People Stuck with Their Political Views?

Friday, July 12, 2019

Students taking Introduction to Cognitive Psychology wrote a blog about work in Felipe De Brigard's lab related to how and why people hold onto their personal opinions, despite facts to the contrary. read more about Are People Stuck with Their Political Views? »


Autism expert Geri Dawson, PhD, named new DIBS director

Provost, Med School Dean Announce Dawson as New DIBS Leader

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

To the DIBS Community: For the past two years, the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences has operated under a nontraditional organizational structure: a Faculty Governance Committee, chaired by Geraldine Dawson, to guide strategic direction, and a Chief Operating Officer, Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, to... read more about Provost, Med School Dean Announce Dawson as New DIBS Leader »


Will Huffman, Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering Grad Student Receives Wrenn Award

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences is pleased to announce that Will Huffman, a graduate student in Biomedical Engineering in the Pratt School of Engineering, has received the Wrenn Graduate Fellowship in Alzheimer’s Disease. Huffman is a student in the laboratory of Dr. Warren Grill, Professor... read more about Biomedical Engineering Grad Student Receives Wrenn Award »


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Study: Paternal Nicotine Exposure Affects Offspring's Neurobehavior

Monday, May 20, 2019

Researchers with the DIBS Center on Addiction & Behavior Change have published a study in Neurotoxicology and Teratology demonstrating links between paternal nicotine exposure and impact on offspring's neurobehaviors. Please click HERE to see the study. read more about Study: Paternal Nicotine Exposure Affects Offspring's Neurobehavior »


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Adcock Discusses Dopamine, Experience & Memory

Monday, May 20, 2019

Alison Adcock, MD, PhD, DIBS Faculty Network Member and Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience, discussed a study published recently in Nature Human Behavior. The study, which Adcock was not involved in, looked at the connection between dopamine and episodic memory. To read more, please... read more about Adcock Discusses Dopamine, Experience & Memory »


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Farahany Discusses Criminal Law, Brain Science

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

In this NBC News story, DIBS Faculty Network Member Nita Farahany, Duke Law School, discusses how more criminal defendants are looking to neuroscience as a mitigating factor in their crimes. Please click HERE for full story.   read more about Farahany Discusses Criminal Law, Brain Science »


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New York Times Interviews Dawson on Latest Autism Research

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Researchers around the world are seeking ways to diagnose autism spectrum disorder earlier and more precisely, to ensure children receive effective treatment. Geraldine Dawson, PhD, who directs the Duke Center for Autism & Brain Development, talks with the New York Times about current research... read more about New York Times Interviews Dawson on Latest Autism Research »


Picture of Goldwater winners Kunal Shroff, left, and Jill Jones

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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