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Anti-anxiety medication limits empathetic behavior in rats


Rats given midazolam, an anti-anxiety medication, were less likely to free trapped companions because the drug lessened their empathy, according to a new study by University of Chicago neuroscientists. The research, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, validates studies that show ...


Coping with active surveillance anxiety in prostate cancer


Pilot study shows mindful meditation helps men deal with stress of active surveillance Anxiety causes one in four men to drop out of active surveillance Mindfulness eased men's fears and uncertainties Men with prostate cancer who are under close medical surveillance reported significantly greater ...


Bionomics initiates Phase II clinical trial of anxiety treatment


Bionomics Limited announced the initiation of a Phase II clinical study of BNC210, the Company’s drug candidate in development for the treatment of anxiety and depression. The study will use functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to assess the effects of BNC210 on brain activity in ...


Bionomics begins Phase 1b study with anxiety drug


Bionomics Limited has initiated a Phase 1b clinical trial in healthy volunteers of BNC210, the Company’s drug candidate in development for the treatment of anxiety and depression.The trial will be conducted by Biotrial International at its facility in Rennes, France and will investigate the ...


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First-ever view of protein structure may lead to better anxiety drugs


When new medicines are invented, the drug may hit the intended target and nullify the symptoms, but nailing a bull's eye - one that produces zero side effects - can be quite elusive. New research conducted at Michigan State University and published in Science has, for the first time, revealed the ...


Processing new information during sleep compromises memory

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


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 ...


Strong evidence for a new class of antidepressant drugs


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 ...


Increasing brain acidity may reduce anxiety

Animal study highlights potential new target for treating anxiety disorders


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 ...


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


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 ...


Nature’s balm for the stressed brain


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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