Psychology & Psychiatry

Stem cells may help identify new schizophrenia drugs

Inflammation and overactivation of the immune system in the brain can cause loss of synapses and the death of neurons, leading to neurodegenerative and psychiatric diseases.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Mouse study finds that fearlessness can be learned

The neurotransmitter serotonin plays a key role in both the onset and in the unlearning of fear and anxiety. A research team from the Department of General Zoology and Neurobiology headed by Dr. Katharina Spoida and Dr. Sandra ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Mom's dietary fat rewires male and female brains differently

More than half of all women in the United States are overweight or obese when they become pregnant. While being or becoming overweight during pregnancy can have potential health risks for moms, there are also hints that it ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Diverse mechanisms underlie associations between sleep and anxiety

Research on animals is shedding light on the biological mechanisms that link sleep and anxiety. The findings were presented at Neuroscience 2022, the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience and the world's largest ...

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