Psychology & Psychiatry

Can drugs that treat hypertension may also treat depression?

In the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, the relationship of drugs that are generally used for treating hypertension (angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors) are examined in their effects as to depression.

Medical research

How sleep helps us learn and memorize

Sleep is important for long lasting memories, particularly during this exam season. Research publishing in PLOS Computational Biology suggests that sleeping triggers the synapses in our brain to both strengthen and weaken, ...

Neuroscience

Carving memories at their joints

How the brain decides when to modify old memories and when to carve new memories is revealed in a study published this week in PLOS Computational Biology.

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