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Processing new information during sleep compromises memory

Animal study highlights importance of brain activity during sleep for memory accuracy, strength

10-04-2014

New research appearing in the Journal of Neuroscience highlights the important role sleep plays in strengthening and maintaining the accuracy of a memory and hints at why the brain shuts out sensory information during periods of deep sleep. The study found that introducing new odor information to ...

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Strong evidence for a new class of antidepressant drugs

28-03-2014

Scientists have shown for the first time that a chemical in the brain called galanin is involved in the risk of developing depression. And the research, undertaken by a European research team, points to a strong reason to develop drugs that modify galanin functioning as a new class of ...

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Increasing brain acidity may reduce anxiety

Animal study highlights potential new target for treating anxiety disorders

27-02-2014

Increasing acidity in the brain's emotional control center reduces anxiety, according to an animal study published in the Journal of Neuroscience. The findings suggest a new mechanism for the body's control of fear and anxiety, and point to a new target for the treatment of anxiety ...

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Invisible risk group among adolescents at risk of mental ill-health

05-02-2014

Adolescents with high media use, reduced sleep and low physical activity comprise an "invisible-risk" group that has high prevalence of psychiatric symptoms, according to a large international study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet. The results of the study are published inWorld ...

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Nature’s balm for the stressed brain

10-01-2014

Collaborating scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the University of Camerino in Italy have published new findings on a system in the brain that naturally moderates the effects of stress. The findings confirm the importance of this ...

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Want a good night's sleep in the new year? Quit smoking

06-01-2014

As if cancer, heart disease and other diseases were not enough motivation to make quitting smoking your New Year's resolution, here's another wake-up call: New research published in The FASEB Journal suggests that smoking disrupts the circadian clock function in both the lungs and the brain. ...

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Novel noninvasive therapy prevents breast cancer formation

Injectable therapy could help people avoid mastectomy

03-01-2014

A novel breast-cancer therapy that partially reverses the cancerous state in cultured breast tumor cells and prevents cancer development in mice, could one day provide a new way to treat early stages of the disease without resorting to surgery, chemotherapy or radiation, a multi-institutional ...

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Less painful drug delivery for pediatric leukemia

5 years of clinical data indicate IV PEG-asparaginase matches IM injection of native form

12-12-2013

Children with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common form of pediatric cancer, can safely receive intravenous infusions of a reformulated mainstay of chemotherapy that has been delivered via painful intramuscular injection for more than 40 years, research suggests. Researchers looked ...

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New drug reduces negative memory

23-10-2013

Through analysis of the human genome, Basle scientists have identified molecules and compounds that are related to human memory. In a subsequent pharmacological study with one of the identified compounds, the scientists found a drug-induced reduction of aversive memory. This could have ...

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Ghrelin, a stress-induced hormone, primes the brain for PTSD

MIT study finds that ghrelin, produced during stressful situations, primes the brain for post-traumatic stress disorder

17-10-2013

About a dozen years ago, scientists discovered that a hormone called ghrelin enhances appetite. Dubbed the "hunger hormone," ghrelin was quickly targeted by drug companies seeking treatments for obesity — none of which have yet panned out. MIT neuroscientists have now discovered that ghrelin's ...

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