Category: Research Blurb

A Tale of Two Ages: Duke Scientists Study Alignment between Chronological and Biological Age

Written by Ariana Pirzadeh, BSEdited by Sarah Banducci, PhD and Rachel Haake, PhD Age is just a number, or so the old adage goes, and a recent study may confirm it. In the United States, chronological age determines eligibility for social security, healthcare subsidies, and retirement. However, those who will actually be in need of…

The Power of Thought: Using cognitive fusion to understand Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Written by Ariana Pirzadeh, B.S. Edited by Sarah Banducci, Ph.D., Ryan Bell, Ph.D., and Rachel Haake, M.A. Thoughts can be powerful, but for some individuals they can become paralyzing and take an unhealthy amount of control over behavior. This phenomenon is known as cognitive fusion, one commonly observed symptom of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Linking…