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Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices

By Katarina Zimmer | March 1, 2018

Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions. 

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The compound, BCI-838, is already in human clinical trials as a possible treatment for depression.

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Decoding the Tripping Brain

By Diana Kwon | September 1, 2017

Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.

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FDA OKs Clinical Trials of Ecstasy for PTSD

By Joshua A. Krisch | December 1, 2016

The illicit drug has shown promise in helping people with debilitating post-traumatic stress disorder.

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NYU Halts Studies, Suspends Investigator

By Bob Grant | June 28, 2016

Experiments conducted at the New York University School of Medicine violated several research standards, according to US Food and Drug Administration investigators.

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image: Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed

Review: Auditory Hallucinations, Composed

By Ajai Raj | January 16, 2014

A pair of one-act chamber operas takes the audience inside the world of imagined sound. 

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Opioid Receptors Implicated in PTSD

By Dan Cossins | 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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Ketamine Encourages Nerve Remodeling

By Jef Akst | 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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The Stuff of Nightmares

By Cristina Luiggi | August 1, 2012

Researchers working in war-torn countries find hints to the molecular roots of posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Can War Injuries Spawn Massacres?

By Bob Grant | March 21, 2012

Recent research on the neurological effects of combat might play a role in the defense trial of a US Army soldier who is accused killed 16 Afghan civilians.

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