LoNG graduate student Adrienne Romer is awarded the Association for Psychological Science's Student Research Award!
April 20, 2017
General risk for mental illness
April 11, 2017
A Williams Syndrome Gene, Extraversion, and the Amygdala
January 5, 2017
MRI Scans for the Dunedin Longitudinal Study
November 4, 2016
Thinking and Feeling
October 12, 2016
Decoding Emotional States
September 23, 2016
The LoNG has collaborated with the LaBar Lab to map spontaneous emotional states in the brain during resting-state fMRI. Read more on Duke Today.
Genotyping Services for Research
July 13, 2016
LoNG collaborator 23andMe publicly releases its Genotyping Services for Research. See Dr. Hariri's comments and more at The Verge.
Socioeconomic status, epigenetics, the brain, and depression
May 24, 2016
3D brain printing!
April 29, 2016
With some help from Duke Engineering, the LoNG printed out a 3D model of Professor Hariri's brain from an MRI scan!
23andMe Genotyping Research Service
March 29, 2016
For several years, the LoNG has partnered with the consumer genetics firm 23andMe for genotyping study participants. Now the company is slated for a full launch of this service for researchers everywhere. See Dr. Hariri's comments and more at GenomeWeb.
Hot-wired for Happiness?
March 4, 2016
Finding translation in stress research
October 1, 2015
Looking Inside the Disordered Brain
September 23, 2015
Fear and reward circuity, stress, and problem drinking
June 30, 2015
The LoNG publishes more on how fear and reward circuitry can interact to predict stress-related problem drinking. Click the button below to see the publication, or check out Duke's press release covering this as well as the lab's findings on sexual risk behavior.
Sex and the brain
June 22, 2015
May 1, 2015
April 19, 2015
Amygdala reactivity predicts future depressive symptoms
February 4, 2015
Check out the Huffington Post's coverage of LoNG postdoctoral researcher Johnna Swartz's finding that amygdala reactivity can predict future depressive symptoms, published in the journal Neuron (be sure to watch the video!). See additional coverage of the publication at Men's Health and other outlets.
Family history and stress may interact to influence risk for depression through the amygdala
January 16, 2015
LoNG postdoctoral researcher Johnna Swartz recently published in the American Journal of Psychiatry a finding that family history of depression and stressful life events may interact to influence risk for depression by altered development of amygdala reactivity during adolescence.
Duke Neuroscience Program of Research
September 2, 2014
Watch a video about Duke's summer research program for undergraduate neuroscience majors, including Jacob Miller who worked in the LoNG in the 2014 Summer term.
Novel research in testosterone and threat processing by LoNG alum
September 1, 2014
LoNG alum and collaborator Justin Carre publishes new research on the effects of testosterone on neural reactivity to threat in men. Check out the local news coverage of the story.
August 4, 2014
Nature Neuorscience publishes a finding by LoNG postdoctoral researcher Yuliya Nikolova on how DNA methylation predicts the brain's response to threat. Check out Duke's press release of the story or the paper in Nature Neuroscience.
June 20, 2014
May 30, 2014
The Duke Neurogenetics Study celebrates the completion of its 1000th participant!
Neuroscience and the Law
March 10, 2014
Study links gene variation to a darker view of life
October 12, 2013
Head over to the Washington Post to see what Professor Hariri has to say about a recent study published in Psychological Science.
Brains On Trial
Updated September 23, 2013
Actor & director Alan Alda explores the intersections between neuroscience and the criminal justice system in his two-part PBS series, Brains on Trial. Check out Part 1 and Part 2 of the series, or watch as Professor Hariri and other experts at Duke continue the discussion with Alan and hold a question and answer session on the topic.
April 1, 2013
February 27, 2013
The LoNG shows that fear and reward circuitry interact to predict problem drinking
November 14, 2012
The LoNG wins the editorial choice award in Duke's Halloween photo contest!
November 7, 2012
Search for Parkinson's genes turns to online social networking
August 21, 2012
The LoNG's Yuliya Nikolova is Awarded the HHMI Fellowship!
July 25, 2012
Professor Hariri appears on Radio In Vivo
June 27, 2012
Using cannabinoids to overcome fear in the brain
June 12, 2012
Professor Hariri and the Duke Neurogenetics Study in Discover
April 18, 2012
Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy's Genome Life
Soldiers' Amygdalae Show Scars
August 30, 2011
Social Science Magazine at Duke Faculty Profile
April 1, 2011
A Marker for PTSD in Women?
February 28, 2011
New Journal: Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders
February 15, 2011
Professor Hariri is co-Editor-in-Chief of the new journal Biology of Mood and Anxiety Disorders. Learn more about this exciting new outlet for the best research in the field.
The Amygdala: Inside and Out
February 15, 2011
In the latest issue of The Scientist, Professors Hariri and Whalenreview how our evolving understanding of the amygdala will lead to new strategies for treating and predicting psychopathology. In a companion report at F1000 they provide additional details about how different psychological, biological, and genetic factors can influence the sensitivity of the amygdala to give rise to differences in behavior between individuals.
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Prefrontal Connection May Be Key In Controlling Anxiety
February 14, 2011
Professor Hariri comments on neural correlates of anxiety in an article published by the Dana Foundation.
Spotlight On: Justin Carre
February 4, 2011
Justin is included in the 2010 - 2011 Both Sides of the Brain profiles, which highlight his investigation of hormonal involvement in competition, a combination of his dual-passion for neuroscience and hockey.
Loneliness in Science
January 18, 2011
Science highlights new research, including a study by Professor Hariri & colleagues, suggesting that chronic loneliness can cause changes in the cardiovascular, immune, and nervous systems.
Spotlight on: Patrick Fisher, University of Pittsburgh
December 3, 2010
Patrick Fisher is highlighted as a scholar of the Blueprint-funded Multimodal Neuroimaging Training Program (MNTP).
Genes & Environment: Finding the Missing Heritability of Complex Traits
October 14 & 15, 2010
Watch lectures by Professor Hariri and other leading scientists at the Genes & Environment: Finding the Missing Heritability of Complex Traits conference held at Stanford University on October 14 & 15, 2010
An Interplay of Genes and Environment
October 20, 2010
Research by partners Terrie Moffitt and Avshalom Caspi have open new means to understand how genes interact with our environment.
Adam Returns from Cambodia!
August 25, 2010
Adam returns from his worldly travels. He thought that his trip was to Cambodia, but he was surprised to find himself on the set of "Legends of the Hidden Temple." Regardless, he had a good time, and the Nickelodeon network has recruited him as the new host of the hit show. Adam will continue to work in the lab, however he takes his new role very seriously! You just don't mess with the Hidden Temple!
The Makings of an Anxious Temperament
August 13, 2010
ScienceNow reports on a study published in Nature that used FDG-PET in a large single-family pedigree of rhesus monkeys to estimate the heritability of brain regions shaping the expression of anxious temperament. Professor Hariri provides expert commentary and compares these findings to the LoNG's ongoing imaging genetics research.
August 10, 2010
DukeMed Magazine features a story on the challenges of diagnosing, treating, and living with anxiety in modern times. Professor Hariri provides expert commentary and analysis.
Social Disadvantages on the Brain
August 2, 2010
LoNG collaborator, Dr. Peter Gianaros, is featured in an article reviewing the impact of social disadvantage on the brain.
Just Buy It: Impulsiveness Tied to Brain Chemical
July 30, 2010
Curious about why that food dehydrator on late night TV is so tempting? NPR's Morning Edition discusses the influence of dopamine and its receptors on trait impulsivity. This report comes from a new study in Science that links dopamine autoregulation and impulsivity. Listen to Professor Hariri's comments.
A Frightful Genetic Twist
January 14, 2010
ScienceNOW Daily News discusses new research that points to the potential involvement of the BDNF gene in modulating fear circuitry. Professor Hariri provides expert commentary and analysis.
Revoking Serotonin's Auto License
The Science-Business eXchange discusses the 5HT-1A autoreceptor and current research on its relationship to anxiety and depression. Professor Hariri provides expert commentary and analysis.
Gene-Environment ConferenceMay 18th-19th, 2009
The Gene-Environment Conference took place at the Sanford Institute for Public Policy on May 18th and 19th, 2009. View the interesting talks online from Professors Rutter, Moffitt, Caspi, Hariri, and others pertaining to interactions between genes, brains, and behavior.
Neuroscience of Emotion Conference
June 4-6, 2009
The Neuroscience of Emotion Conference took place at Tufts University, June 4-6, 2009.
Wall Street Journal Investigates Investing Personality
Is Your Investing Personality in Your DNA? Jason Zweig of The Wall Street Journal visits Professor Hariri’s laboratory to find out if his genes and brain activity help to shape his behavior.