Psychology & Psychiatry

Why some people find it harder to be happy

The self-help industry is booming, fuelled by research on positive psychology—the scientific study of what makes people flourish. At the same time, the rates of anxiety, depression and self-harm continue to soar worldwide. ...

Medical research

Study unravels mysteries of the aging Down syndrome brain

In the first study of its kind, researchers from Sanford Burnham Prebys have uncovered molecular changes within the aging brains of individuals with Down syndrome that could help explain their cognitive challenges, including ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Brain gene expression patterns altered by chronic opioid use

The epidemic of opioid abuse affects millions of people worldwide, but researchers know surprisingly little about the molecular changes caused by opioids in the human brain. A new study, which appears in Biological Psychiatry, ...

Neuroscience

Curcumin for amyloidosis and lipid metabolism—a novel insight

Curcumin is a polyphenol compound produced by plants of the Curcuma longa species and has been reported to have many physiological activities, which include anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, and anti-amyloid ...

Oncology & Cancer

Research reveals why some tumors have different makeup of cells

Molecular changes in cells called fibroblasts, which help provide support for tissues throughout the body, may explain why one type of colon cancer doesn't respond to therapy, according to a team of researchers from Weill ...

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