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Duke Neurology Research Round Up, August 2022

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Members of the Duke Neurology Department contributed to eight articles and two correspondence letters published in peer-reviewed journals this July. The subjects of these publications include an analysis of the “gender gap” for treatment of acute stroke, a discussion on challenges and opportunities in academic research on structural racism and health care,and a review of …

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Postdoc Spotlight: Ziyong Liu, MD, PhD

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Zhiyong Liu, PhD, learned about the devastating effects neurodegenerative diseases have on patients and their families firsthand during his senior year of college, when he worked in a clinical research lab. Now, as a postdoctoral associate within the lab of Andy West, PhD, he’s performing translational research to develop new treatments for one of those …

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Duke Neurology Research Round Up, January 2022

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Research authored by members of the Duke Neurology Department published during the final month of 2021 advanced our knowledge of stroke, epilepsy, dystonia, and other conditions. Highlights from the eight peer-reviewed journal articles our faculty contributed to this December include an analysis of the optimal approach to manage blood pressure among patients with stroke co-authored …

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Duke Neurology Research Round Up, February 2022

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The first month of 2022 saw the publication of 18 new peer-reviewed journal articles from members of the Duke Neurology Department. Highlights include new articles providing insight into the origins of Parkinson’s disease by Andrew West, PhD, a Lancet Neurology discussing the epidemiology, diagnostics, and  biomarkers of autoimmune neuromuscular junction disorders, case reports describing the …

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Duke-led teams awarded $18 million to study Parkinson’s disease

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Researchers at Duke University School of Medicine have been selected to lead two inter-institution team grants totaling $18 million to investigate Parkinson’s disease. The awards from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative position Duke as a national leader in understanding the origins and development of this devastating movement disorder. Duke’s coordinating lead investigators for …

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Duke Neurology Research Round Up, August 2021

This July, new research from the Duke Neurology Department answered questions about the subcellular origins of itching, how COVID-19 is affecting people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, what factors influence people eligible for epilepsy surgery to move forward with the procedure and topics. The paragraphs below summarize the 11 articles appearing in peer-reviewed publications from our …

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Duke Neurology Research Round Up, May 2021

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Members of the Duke Neurology Department advanced the fields of clinical, translational, and basic neuroscience this April with 14 new peer-reviewed studies. Nicole Calakos, MD, PhD, was the senior author of a new study in Science that  expands our understanding of the integrated stress response in the brain and how it influences learning and memory. …

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Duke Neurology Research Round Up, March 2021

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Research from members of the Duke Neurology Department advanced the fields of clinical, translational, and basic neurology in February. Over the past 28 days, our faculty, staff, and trainees contributed to journal articles answering questions about the use of mobile phones for stroke care, modifiable risk factors associated with cognitive decline in Parkinson’s, the genetics …

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Duke, UNC to collaborate in fight against Alzheimer’s disease

The Duke University and the University of North Carolina Alzheimer’s Disease Research Collaborative (Duke/UNC ADRC) brings together leading researchers in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias across two major research institutions. Together, the Duke/UNC ADRC aims to catalyze and support research, innovations in clinical care and academic work force development (with North Carolina Central University, East Carolina …

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Duke Neurology Research Round Up, January 2021

The final month of 2020 saw fifteen new publications written or co-written by members of the Duke Department of Neurology. Sneha Mantri, MD, MS, was a lead author of a new study examining factors contributing to burnout and moral injury among health-care workers at Duke. Our Neuromuscular Disease faculty wrote multiple studies advancing our understanding …

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