School of Medicine in the News
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Anguished search for an explanation - Jeffrey Swanson, PhD, a professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences, said “we’re not even good at predicting minor violence. When you’re talking about preventing a mass shooting, that’s a needle in a haystack.”
Shattering the sense of safety - Robin Gurwitch, PhD, a psychologist at the Duke Center for Child and Family Health, said events like the Connecticut school shooting are particularly devastating because they happen in places where safety is taken for granted.
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Study sheds light on Alzheimer's diagnosis - Jeffrey Petrella, MD, associate professor of radiology, said Duke research demonstrates that a combination of three bio-markers provided predictive information on the development of Alzheimer's disease.
Gene study uncovers more autism clues - Uwe Ohler, Ph.D., associate professor in biostatistics and bioinformatics, said Duke research has identified nearly 100 genes linking autism and fragile X syndrome. "We know not only which genes are linked to fragile X mental retardation protein, but we can locate exactly where they interact," Ohler said.