Songbirds Shed Light on Brain Circuits and Learning
By studying how birds master songs of courtship, scientists at Duke University have found that regions of the brain involved in planning and controlling complex vocal sequences may also be necessary for learning sounds by imitation.
Sept. 17, 2012
Five Duke Researchers Receive NIH Awards
Three researchers at Duke University Medical Center received prestigious young innovators awards from The National Institutes of Health, and two others won competitive grants to study kidney and urologic disease.
Sept. 13, 2012
Monkeys "Move and Feel" Virtual Objects Using Only Their Brains
In a first ever demonstration of a two-way interaction between a primate brain and a virtual body, two monkeys trained at the Duke University Center for Neuroengineering learned to employ brain activity alone to move an avatar hand and identify the texture of virtual objects.
Oct. 5, 2011
Zinc Regulates Communication Between Brain Cells
Zinc has been found to play a critical role in regulating communication between cells in the brain, possibly governing the formation of memories and controlling the occurrence of epileptic seizures.
Sept. 21, 2011
Duke Orthopaedics Welcomes New Physicians
Duke Orthopaedics warmly welcomes Samuel B. Adams Jr., MD, Grant E. Garrigues, MD, Richard C. Mather III, MD, and Rachel M. Reilly, MD to the Duke Orthopaedics family.
Sept. 9, 2011