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Capsule Reviews

By | July 1, 2015

Stoned, Anxious, The Deeper Genome, and Testosterone


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Like Breeds With Like

By | April 6, 2015

Mice pairs with similar anxiety levels produce offspring more quickly than coupled animals with differing personalities, according to a recent study.


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Bouncing Back

By | February 1, 2015

In mice, a transcriptional regulator, β-catenin, activates a microRNA-processing pathway in the nucleus accumbens to promote resilience to social stress.


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Magic Mushroom Dreams

By | July 3, 2014

A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.

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Anxious Crayfish

By | June 16, 2014

A crustacean appears anxious after a stressful experience, but a drug can fix it, according to a new study.


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Just a Trip

By | August 19, 2013

Using psychedelic drugs does not increase one’s risk of developing mental health problems, researchers show.


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Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD

By | June 7, 2013

A compound that targets a particular opioid receptor in the amygdala reduces the formation of PTSD-like systems in mice subjected to severe trauma.


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Drugged Fish Act Different

By | February 14, 2013

A psychiatric drug in the water can cause perch to be less social, more voracious hunters.


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Relationship Stress May Lower Immunity

By | February 14, 2013

Anxiety about rejection is associated with fewer infection-fighting T-cells.

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Nervous Mice Get Worse Cancer

By | May 3, 2012

Anxious mice are more likely to come down with aggressive skin cancer than those who show less stress on behavioral tests.


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