Researchers at Duke University found a new type of neuron in the adult brain that can tell stem cells to make new neurons. The experiments, still in their early stages, show the brain may be able to repair itself from within.
In a study with mice, Chay Kuo, assistant professor of cell biology, neurobiology and pediatrics, worked with a team to learn about neurons that expressed the choline acetyltransferase enzyme, which makes the neurotransmitter acetylcholine.
The findings appeared June 1 online in the journal Nature Neuroscience.
“Be-Ro Home Recipes: Scones, Cakes, Pastry, Puddings” is the most persistently viewed item available online in Duke University’s digital collections.
Local students earned recognition on dean’s lists of several colleges across the country during the recent semester.
Several area students graduated from colleges in North Carolina and throughout the United States in recent weeks.
Duke University faculty over Memorial Day weekend celebrated the grand opening of the new Duke Faculty Club.
The new facility got started in September 2013. The old clubhouse building was demolished, replaced by more spacious amenities including a game room, snack bar, fitness room, offices and locker rooms. The pool deck was expanded for infants and toddlers, plus a family restroom accessible from the main courtyard. The club, designed by Durham-based Duda | Paine Architects, now also includes a new event lawn space and tennis courts.
Lawrence Carin is Duke University's next vice provost for research.
Currently chair of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carin, 55, joined Duke's faculty in 1995 as an associate professor and became professor in 2001. He has co-authored more than 270 academic papers in fields such as artificial intelligence, video analysis, neuroscience, cancer, voting behavior and music - among others. He may be best known for his work on bomb detection, which led to the creation of Signal Innovations Group in the Research Triangle Park.
The company employs 40 people. Carin recently sold his interest in the company.
Duke University student-athletes nailed perfect Academic Progress Report scores for eight varsity teams, according to data released by the NCAA.
Greensboro College released its dean’s list honorees for the Spring 2014 semester. Qualifying students earned at least a 3.5 grade point average while taking at least have their credit hours at the main campus.
Alan Townsend, an ecosystem ecologist and professor at the University of Colorado at Boulder, has been chosen as the new dean of Duke University's Nicholas School of the Environment. He starts the job on July 1.
N.C. Central University will host a memorial service for long-time campus photographer Robert Lawson. It’ll be held at St. Joseph’s AME Church on Fayetteville Street on May 31 at 1 p.m.
Marion E. Broome, currently dean of Indiana University's School of Nursing, on Aug. 1 will join Duke University in that capacity.
She'll succeed Catherine Gilliss, who announced in September that she was retiring as dean after 10 years.
Theater students at N.C. Central University are invited to apply and audition for the first Devonte Squire Acting Apprenticeship.
The chosen apprentice will get $1,200 for working as an actor in the Durham Family Theatre production of "The Watsons Go to Birmingham - 1963," adapted from the award-winning novel by Christopher Paul Curtis by Reginald Andre Jackson. The apprentice works 15 hours per week for 8 and 1/2 weeks, starting on Sept. 13, 2014.
Duke University has selected 19 incoming freshmen to receive the Angier B. Duke Memorial Scholarship for undergraduate studies.
Duke University on May 1 awarded distinguished professorships to 37 faculty members.
Imam Abdullah Antepli, founding director of Duke University’s Center for Muslim Life and the first-ever Muslim chaplain since 2008, takes on a new position as Chief Representative for Muslim Affairs/Muslim Chaplain.
In this new role, Antepli will organize workshops, panels and conferences on issues of bridge-building, cross-religious and cross-cultural conversation. His responsibilities at the Duke Islamic Studies Center now also include expanding the Transcultural Islam Research Network to address major issues in Muslim domains of Africa and Asia.