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Ketamine Encourages Nerve Remodeling

By | October 16, 2012

The commonly abused hallucinogen shows promise in extinguishing fear in rats, pointing to possible benefits for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Cancer-Enhancing Stress

By | July 17, 2012

Depression in post-op breast cancer patients can cause tumors to establish in bone.

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Natural Antidepressant Discovered

By | June 25, 2012

A newly recognized chemical factor in the brain, called neuritin, regulates plasticity and may play a role in depression.

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Scanning the Psychedelic Brain

By | January 23, 2012

Brain scans reveal the surprising secret of magic mushrooms’ hallucinogenic effect.

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Suicide Gene Identified

By | November 16, 2011

Researchers identify a gene that is more likely to be carried by people who are suicidal than depressed individuals who are not.

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9/11 Firemen More Prone to Cancer

By | September 2, 2011

Firefighters who worked at the World Trade Center during the terrorist attacks of 9/11 and the event’s aftermath have higher rates of cancer.

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Soldiers' Amygdalae Show Scars

By | August 30, 2011

A year and a half after soldiers have returned from war, impairments in the regulatory circuitry of the amygdala remain.

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Air Pollution Stunts Cognition

By | July 6, 2011

Particulates in the air can cause impaired learning and depression in mice.

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An Insoluble Problem?

By | May 26, 2011

The challenges of crystallizing membrane proteins—and how they’re being overcome.

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