Gait speed (how fast you walk) is not only an indicator of your physical well-being but also an index of the health of your brain. These findings are based on the Dunedin Study, which has followed a birth cohort of 1,000 children born in the early 1970s to age 45 years. The findings, which appear on October 11 in JAMA Network Open, reveal that midlife adults with slower gait speed showed evidence of accelerated biological aging and greater declines in their cognitive functioning from childhood to midlife. A most remarkable… read more about Association of Neurocognitive and Physical Function With Gait Speed in Midlife »
Terrie E. Moffitt, Ph.D., the Nannerl O. Keohane University Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, an honorific society for exceptional leaders. Established by Congress in 1863, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine provide objective advice to policy makers on matters of science, technology, and health.
Moffitt joined Duke in 2009 with her husband and co-author, Avshalom Caspi, as members of the Institute for Genome Sciences &… read more about Terrie Moffitt Elected to National Academy of Medicine »
55,000 people completed the BBC Loneliness Experiment. Claudia Hammond reveals the results and discovers the loneliest times of life and the top solutions in tackling loneliness. The documentary features interviews with researchers from the E-Risk Study. View the 3-part documentary. read more about The Anatomy of Loneliness »
Recognizing excellence in North Carolina Modernist Residential Design, Drs. Moffitt & Caspi's farm house received third place honors for the George Matsumoto Prize — the 2018 NC Modernist Houses architectural competition. Learn more about the award-winning residence in the video below.
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