Duke Neurology Research Round Up, January 2024

In January, members of Duke Neurology wrote and contributed to 20 peer-reviewed journal articles. This month’s research includes an article reviewing interneuron transplantation for drug-resistant epilepsy, a study on the relationship between BMI and intracerebral hemorrhage, and a study indicating that genetic associations with longevity are stronger in females than in males. 

Duke Neurology Research Round Up, December 2023

The final month of 2023 saw members of the Duke Neurology Department contributing to nine new peer-reviewed journal articles. Highlights include an analysis of symptoms associated with internal tremor for Parkinson’s disease, a trio of population-level studies for stroke, and a new examination of the connections between white matter and executive function. Read short summaries of each of these articles and find links to the original research below.

Duke Neurology Research Round Up, December 2023

What do a speech prosthetic that translates brain signals into speech, retinal scans that detect cognitive impairment, and a promising new form of genetic therapy for Parkinson’s and some forms of dementia have in common? They’re all examples of the 21 peer-reviewed journal articles authored members of the Duke Neurology Department published this November.  

Duke Neurology Research Round Up, November 2023

This October, members of the Duke Neurology Department contributed to 11 new peer-reviewed journal articles, advancing the fields of clinical and translational neuroscience. Highlights from the past 31 days include descriptions of a new technology that uses retinal scans to detect mild cognitive impairment, a white paper outlining challenges and opportunities for clinical trials in Alzheimer's disease, and genetic analyses that advance our understanding of the origins of Alzheimer’s disease.

Faculty Spotlight: Junjie Yao, PhD

Junjie Yao, PhD, grew up dreaming about the potential health applications of combining engineering and biology. Yao pursued this passion through his graduate studies and then joined the biomedical engineering program at Duke, where he studied an emerging imaging technology known as photoacoustic tomography (PAT).

Duke Neurology Research Round Up, September 2023

A new blood-based test for Parkinson’s disease, improved monitoring techniques for epilepsy, and a chapter discussing the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a noninvasive treatment for dystonia are just a few examples of the latest research from members of the Duke Neurology Department.

Middle School Students BOOST Their Interest in Neurology

Local middle school students visited Duke this August to touch human brains, learn about the U.S. health system, and watch research being conducted in real time, thanks to the BOOST (Building Opportunities and Overtures in Science and Technology) program and the Duke Neurology Department.