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Neuroscience

Sex-specific mechanisms for major depressive disorder identified in response to dysregulated stress hormones

Northwestern Medicine investigators have discovered novel sex-specific mechanisms that control how stress hormones impact dopamine transmission and motivation, findings that can inform new therapeutic strategies for treating ...

Neuroscience

Dieting: Brain amplifies signal of hunger synapses, finds study

Many people who have dieted are familiar with the yo-yo effect: after the diet, the kilos are quickly put back on. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research and Harvard Medical School have now shown ...

Neuroscience

Sweets change our brain: Why we can't keep our hands off chocolate

Chocolate bars, crisps and fries—why can't we just ignore them in the supermarket? Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Metabolism Research in Cologne, in collaboration with Yale University, have now shown that foods ...

Oncology & Cancer

Brown fat may help improve cancer survival rates

Brown fat is not linked to cancer-associated loss of body weight and muscle mass, a common condition known as cachexia, according to a new joint study from The Rockefeller University and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center ...

Overweight & Obesity

Obesity risk may pass from mothers to daughters

Women with obesity may share risk for the disease with their daughters, but not their sons, according to a new study published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Immunology

A common metabolite may help treat autoimmune diseases

Researchers have revealed the modulatory effect of the anti-inflammatory metabolite itaconate on T helper and T regulatory cells, which may lead to new therapeutic approaches to treating some autoimmune diseases.

Cardiology

Estrogen possible risk factor in disturbed heart rhythm

The sex hormone estrogen has a negative impact on heartbeat regulation, according to an experimental study from Linköping University, Sweden, published in Science Advances. Estrogen impact seems to interact with hereditary ...

Health

Study models the causes of insomnia in menopausal women

One of the most common symptoms that women experience during menopause is sleep disruption. Although this change is thought to be associated with depression, hot flashes, and fluctuating hormone levels, few studies have investigated ...