September 27, 2016
On Friday, September 23, Duke Neurobiology awarded the Bill Hall Prize for Excellence in Graduate...
September 9, 2016
In 1959, a scientist named Edward Gray showed that the miniscule gaps between neurons where...
August 11, 2016
Eight people who have spent years paralyzed from spinal cord injuries have regained partial...
August 12, 2016
Associate professor Yiyang Gong has been selected as a 2016 Vallee Foundation Young Investigator...
Fan Wang and Kafui Dzirasa receive $1 million award from Keck Foundation to research human consciousness
August 10, 2016
Two Duke University brain researchers who want to solve the long-standing puzzle of human...
August 1, 2016
Wolfgang Liedtke, MD, PhD, traveled to Dublin on Friday, for a joint meeting of the American...
July 18, 2016
A single chemical receptor in the brain is responsible for a range of symptoms in mice that are...
July 18, 2016
Congratulations are in order for Yiyang Gong, who has been named a 2016 Beckman Young Investigator...
Mooney Lab Paper in Neuron, "A Distributed Recurrent Network Contributes to Temporally Precise Vocalizations"
July 8, 2016
How do forebrain and brainstem circuits interact to produce temporally precise and reproducible...
July 1, 2016
Professor of Neurobiology Miguel Nicolelis, Ph.D. has been awarded the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Daniel E. Noble Award for Emerging Technologies for his seminal contributions to brain-machine interfaces.
June 6, 2016
The brains of birds could reveal how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. Duke Neurobiology's Erich Jarvis, Ph.D. and Richard D. Mooney, Ph.D. use zebra finches to research neurodegeneration. Their work is featured in a recent article in The Scientist.
June 1, 2016
A research team at Duke University has discovered a potential new class of small-molecule drugs that simultaneously block two sought-after targets in the treatment of pain.
May 20, 2016
Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD will deliver a presentation titled "Next Generation Neuropsychiatric Diagnostics and Therapeutics” at the Duke Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Grand Rounds. The event will be held on Thursday, May 26 from noon to 1 p.m. in Duke North Lecture Hall 2002.
May 13, 2016
Duke-mentored high school student Alisa Cui, of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics in Durham, is presenting her results in Phoenix this week in Intel’s International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF). Cui has worked in Jorg Grandl’s lab on the mechanism by which a family of proteins called Piezo ion channels allow cells to detect mechanical touch and eventually become desensitized to repeated stimulation and shut off.
May 10, 2016
A new mouse model of a genetically-linked type of autism reveals more about the role of genes in the disorder and the underlying brain changes associated with autism’s social and learning problems. Scientists at Duke Health, including senior author Yong-hui Jiang, M.D., Ph.D., an associate professor of pediatrics and neurobiology, who developed the new model also discovered that targeting a brain receptor in mice with this type of autism could ease repetitive behaviors and improve learning in some animals.