Transplanted interneurons can help reduce fear in mice

The expression "once bitten, twice shy" is an illustration of how a bad experience can induce fear and caution. How to effectively reduce the memory of aversive events is a fundamental question in neuroscience. Scientists ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

News from the field of fear and anxiety research

The targeted modulation of gene activity and cellular signaling pathways could provide a new approach to the treatment of fear and anxiety states according to the recent findings of a project sponsored by the Austrian Science ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

A common hypertension treatment may reduce PTSD symptoms

There are currently only two FDA-approved medications for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the United States. Both of these medications are serotonin uptake inhibitors. Despite the availability of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Controlling fear by modifying DNA

(Medical Xpress)—For many people, fear of flying or of spiders skittering across the lounge room floor is more than just a momentary increase in heart rate and a pair of sweaty palms.

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