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

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 and listen to the speech HERE.

 

 

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White Discusses Dualities of Human Brain during Stanford Event

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 of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein through an exploration of medically based ethical dilemmas and an examination of the relevance of Frankenstein in moral imagination today.

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Marcus Center for Cellular Cures Established by School of Medicine

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, MD, Jerome S.

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Studies: Video Games, Exercise Improve ADHD Symptoms

May 9, 2018

Studies done by Scott Kollins, PhD, and colleagues suggest the non-pharmacologic interventions of video games and exercise improve attention and reaction time in children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. (ADHD) Kollins is a DIBS Faculty Network Member and Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. He also directs the Duke ADHD Program. More about the studies may be found HERE.

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Zucker: We 'Don't Quite Understand' Many Food Behaviors

May 9, 2018

Researchers continue to seek understanding of eating behaviors, but many are not well-understood, says Nancy Zucker, PhD, DIBS Faculty Network Member and Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Learn more in this online article on the website howstuffworks.com.

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Fan Wang Receives Distinguished Professorship

May 3, 2018

From the Duke School of Medicine, May 3: Fan Wang, PhD, Professor of Neurobiology and a member of the DIBS Faculty Governance Committee, has been awarded a distinguished professorship by the School of Medicine. She was one of five receiving distinguished professorships, which recognize both exceptional achievement and the potential for future achievement.

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Duke Event Brings Together Researchers, Policymakers

May 2, 2018

Researchers, policymakers and practitioners gathered at Duke May 1 to discuss how to strengthen working relationships and share evidence-based programs addressing the U.S. opioid crisis. The event, “State and Research University Partnerships in the Opioid Crisis,” was organized by Duke Policy Bridge, part of the Sanford School of Public Policy, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM).

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Study: Virus Damage to Brain Cells May Spark Excess Fluid

April 26, 2018

A new study in Nature Communication reveals a surprising "Achilles heel" for brain cells that keep cerebrospinal fluid moving.

From Duke Today, "Brain Cell’s Achilles’ Heel May Prompt Hydrocephalus." Please click HERE for the rest of the story.

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450 'Excite Their Neurons' at DIBS Discovery Day

April 16, 2018

More than 400 children and adults of all ages attended the 2018 Discovery Day at the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences. Youngsters crowded around tables featuring preserved brains and brain slices, eager to touch an actual human brain. Others learned how to mimic emotions with the help of staff from the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development. Graduate students helped people learn how the brain accommodates changes in vision, using special goggles and bean bags to throw at targets.

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Four Fall '17 Neuroscience Classes Rated in Top 5% by Students

April 13, 2018

Four undergraduate Neuroscience courses taught in fall 2017 and their faculty have been rated by students as among the top 5 percent across the university, announced Dr. Arlie Petters, Duke’s Dean of Academic Affairs in the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education.

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