Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is becoming increasingly recognized as a very real and devastating problem in which impaired breathing is thought to play a critical role. Researchers believe … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map unexpected death in epilepsy via neurostimulation in human study.
The ability to learn associations between events is critical for survival, but it has not been clear how different pieces of information stored in memory may be linked together by … Continue Reading Researchers optogenetically create artificial link between unrelated memories.
Neurobiologists at NYU Langone, University of Pennsylvania, University of Lyon and Linkoping University have found a surprising and paradoxical effect of abuse-related cues in rat pups, those cues also can lower depressive-like behaviour … Continue Reading Neuroimaging maps cues associated with infant abuse which help to reduce stress in the adult brain.
Panic disorder is a severe form of anxiety in which the affected individual feels an abrupt onset of fear, often accompanied by profound physical symptoms of discomfort. Scientists have known … Continue Reading Researchers begin to map the neurogenetics of panic disorder.
Frightening experiences do not quickly fade from memory. A team of researchers from the University of Bonn has now been able to demonstrate that the bonding hormone oxytocin inhibits the … Continue Reading Oxytocin helps to better overcome fear and conditioning.
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have solved the mystery of why a specific signalling pathway can be associated with alcohol dependence. This signalling pathway is regulated by a … Continue Reading Scientists link alcohol-dependence gene to neurotransmitter.
Nature is thrifty. The same signals that embryonic cells use to decide whether to become nerves, skin or bone come into play again when adult animals are learning whether to … Continue Reading Notch developmental pathway regulates fear memory formation.
Scientists studying depression in teens have discovered that subtle changes in a gene can predict how the brain reacts to stress, which can cause such health issues as depression, post-traumatic … Continue Reading Researchers find multiple new predictors of stress-related illnesses.