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Self-esteem mapped in the human brain

25-Oct-2017

A team of UCL researchers has devised a mathematical equation that can explain how our self-esteem is shaped by what other people think of us, in a new study. The researchers used the new equation to identify signals in the human brain that explain why self-esteem goes up and down when we learn ...

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Lunatic fringe gene plays key role in the renewable brain

20-Jul-2017

The discovery that the brain can generate new cells - about 700 new neurons each day - has triggered investigations to uncover how this process is regulated. Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children's Hospital have ...

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Select memories can be erased, leaving others intact

27-Jun-2017

Different types of memories stored in the same neuron of the marine snail Aplysia can be selectively erased, according to a new study by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) and McGill University. The findings suggest that it may be possible to develop drugs to delete memories ...

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Underlying molecular mechanism of bipolar disorder revealed

10-May-2017

An international collaborative study led by researchers at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) , with major participation from Yokohama School of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, and UC San Diego, has identified the molecular mechanism behind lithium's effectiveness in ...

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Less Fear: how LSD affects the Brain

06-Apr-2017

Scientists at the University of Basel have shown that LSD reduces activity in the region of the brain related to the handling of negative emotions like fear. The results could affect the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression or anxiety. Hallucinogens have many different effects on the ...

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Method identifies epileptic patients who can benefit from surgery

06-Apr-2017

Researchers affiliated with the University of Campinas (UNICAMP) in São Paulo State, Brazil, have shown that genetic information can be used to improve early prediction of the response to drugs in patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE), one of the most severe forms of epilepsy. ...

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Psilocybin eases existential anxiety in people with life-threatening cancer

01-Dec-2016

In a small double-blind study, Johns Hopkins researchers report that a substantial majority of people suffering cancer-related anxiety or depression found considerable relief for up to six months from a single large dose of psilocybin -- the active compound in hallucinogenic "magic ...

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Depression in Young People Affects the Stomach, Anxiety the Skin

28-Nov-2016

Mental disorders and physical diseases frequently go hand in hand. For the first time, psychologists at the University of Basel and Ruhr University Bochum have identified temporal patterns in young people: arthritis and diseases of the digestive system are more common after depression, while ...

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No fear! Neuropeptide may aid targeted anxiety therapy

Messenger substance can reduce anxiety

23-Nov-2016

The targeted control of biochemical processes and neuronal signalling pathways using the messenger substance neuropeptide Y could help in the future treatment of anxiety disorders. Palpitations, sweating and sleep problems – most people have already experienced symptoms of anxiety. As a response ...

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New strategy for antidepressant therapies

11-Nov-2016

Increasing the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA in the brains of depressed mice has antidepressant effects Experimentally increasing the activity of a subclass of nerve cells that produce the neurotransmitter gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) has antidepressant effects similar to pharmaceutical ...

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