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Duke Faculty Share Neuroscience Perspectives on COVID-19 Challenges

Duke Faculty Share Neuroscience Perspectives on COVID-19 Challenges

COVID-19 is bringing new scientific, behavioral, and cultural challenges every day. The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) Faculty Network consists of 200 interdisciplinary neuroscience researchers from across Duke’s schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Law as well as the Pratt School of Engineering, Fuqua School of Business, and Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. Their […]

Incubator and Germinator Seed Grants Available from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Incubator and Germinator Seed Grants Available from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Deadline: May 1, 2020, for letters of intent; August 1, 2020, for full proposals The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) supports two seed grant funding programs. These high-risk/high-return funding mechanisms provide funding for research that is exploratory and therefore not yet ready for external funding. Research Incubator Awards, of up to $100,000, require a minimum of […]

Sure Signs of Addiction: More Than Just a Feeling

Sure Signs of Addiction: More Than Just a Feeling

Whether it’s finishing this season’s fifth box of Girl Scout cookies or binge-watching a Netflix show, it can be easy for the average, healthy person to think they’re developing a problem. “I can’t believe I just finished another sleeve of Thin Mints, I’m so addicted,” or “Wow, I’m so addicted to Dexter—just finished the seventh […]

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Announces Research Incubator Awards for Six Teams

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Announces Research Incubator Awards for Six Teams

Interdisciplinary Program Leverages Seed Funding into 7-to-1 Return on Investment Six interdisciplinary teams have received 2019 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The $100,000 awards are designed to promote high-risk/high-return neuroscience research that is collaborative, crosses academic boundaries, and is likely to draw external funding. The projects also help train […]

Four Teams Receive Germinator Awards to Grow New Ideas in Neuroscience Research

Four Teams Receive Germinator Awards to Grow New Ideas in Neuroscience Research

Four interdisciplinary research teams will conduct innovative neuroscience research with support from 2019 Research Germinator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The teams are focused on: Reducing post-operative cognitive decline for people with dementia Understanding biofeedback at the neural level, through advanced imaging and computational analysis Exploring the cognitive and neural mechanisms […]

Three Students Awarded Karen L. Wrenn Alzheimer’s Disease Travel Prize

Three Students Awarded Karen L. Wrenn Alzheimer’s Disease Travel Prize

Two medical students and one doctoral student to attend scientific conferences Two graduate medical students and one doctoral student in cognitive neuroscience have received 2019-2020 Karen L. Wrenn Trust Travel Awards. The awards, given each year to Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) graduate students, are made possible through the generosity of the Wrenn Trust, […]

Duke Researchers Receive NIH Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

Duke Researchers Receive NIH Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

Research teams from Duke received more than $24 million in federal grants to address challenges related to pain and the opioid crisis, with more than $19 million awarded to investigators from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), the world’s largest academic research organization. The grants are part of the NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term […]