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
Study Looks at Getting Stroke Patients Back on Their Feet
Home-based physical therapy to improve the strength and balance of stroke survivors works about as well to get them walking again as treadmill training done in a physical therapy lab, according to the results of a study presented today by a Duke researcher at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference.
Feb. 11, 2011
Altered Cell Metabolism Has Role in Brain Tumor Development
Scientists at Duke Cancer Institute have discovered that genetic mutations found in brain tumors can alter tumor metabolism. This work could help lead to new designs for anti-cancer drugs based on the unique properties of these tumors.
Jan. 31, 2011
Study Finds Access to Stroke Centers Can Save Lives
Patients with acute ischemic strokes treated at designated stroke centers are significantly more likely to survive and get clot-busting medication than those treated at noncertified hospitals, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association by researchers at the Duke Clinical Research Institute.
Jan. 25, 2011