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
Elusive Gene Mutations Found for Malignant Brain Tumor
A discovery by scientists at Duke University Medical Center and Johns Hopkins University could increase the chances for an effective combination of drug therapy to treat the second most common type of brain tumor.
Aug. 4, 2011
Researchers Demystify a Fountain of Youth in the Adult Brain
Duke University Medical Center researchers have found that a “fountain of youth” that sustains the production of new neurons in the brains of rodents is also believed to be present in the human brain. The existence of a vital support system of cells around stem cells in the brain explains why stem cells by themselves can’t generate neurons in a lab dish, a major roadblock in using these stem cells for injury repair.
July 13, 2011
Duke University School of Medicine Names New Chair of Neurobiology
Stephen G. Lisberger, PhD, a nationally renowned investigator who studies how brain mechanisms transform visual motion into accurate eye movements, has been named chair of the Department of Neurobiology at Duke University School of Medicine. Lisberger is currently an investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a professor of Physiology at the University of California at San Francisco.
June 15, 2011