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Nociceptin: Nature's balm for the stressed brain

Collaborating scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Camerino in Italy have published new findings on a system in the brain that naturally moderates ...

Jan 08, 2014
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What yoga can and can't do for you

(HealthDay)—Chances are that you've heard good things about yoga. It can relax you. It can get you fit—just look at the bodies of some celebrities who sing yoga's praises. And, more and more, yoga is ...

Dec 30, 2013
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Medial prefrontal cortex linked to fear response

(Medical Xpress)—In a new paper published in the current issue of Neuron, Harvard Medical School researchers at McLean Hospital report that increased activity in the medial prefrontal cortex of the brain ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Scientists explore memories, true and false

(Medical Xpress)—Not all memories are good and some might be so bad that they are debilitating; successful ways of coping with bad memories are to transform them into learning experiences and to derive strength ...

Nov 29, 2013
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