How Early-Morning Light Exposure Makes Mice Less Depressed
How Early-Morning Light Exposure Makes Mice Less Depressed
A light-sensitive gene involved in regulating the body clock may also influence mood, mediating the effect of light.
How Early-Morning Light Exposure Makes Mice Less Depressed
How Early-Morning Light Exposure Makes Mice Less Depressed

A light-sensitive gene involved in regulating the body clock may also influence mood, mediating the effect of light.

A light-sensitive gene involved in regulating the body clock may also influence mood, mediating the effect of light.

depression
Religion on the Brain
Religion on the Brain
Emma Yasinski | Jul 13, 2021
Researchers in a small but growing field search for neural correlates of religiosity and spirituality.
Scientific Breakthroughs with Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
Scientific Breakthroughs with Cryogenic Electron Microscopy
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Thermo Fisher Scientific | Jun 10, 2021
Structures made via cryo-EM give researchers insights into SARS-CoV-2, HIV, neurological disorders, cancer, and more.
Genetic Variants Tied to Sex Differences in Psychiatric Disorders
Genetic Variants Tied to Sex Differences in Psychiatric Disorders
Amanda Heidt | Mar 31, 2021
The largest study of its kind identifies single nucleotide polymorphisms with disparate effects on men’s and women’s susceptibility to conditions such as bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
<em>The Scientist&nbsp;</em>Speaks Ep. 16 - At the Breaking Point: Mitochondrial Deletions and the Brain
The Scientist Speaks Ep. 16 - At the Breaking Point: Mitochondrial Deletions and the Brain
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 31, 2021
Researchers characterize large mitochondrial deletions to understand their implications in neurological disorders.
Distinct Microbiome and Metabolites Linked with Depression
Distinct Microbiome and Metabolites Linked with Depression
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Dec 9, 2020
The gastrointestinal tracts of people with major depressive disorder harbor a signature composition of viruses, bacteria, and their metabolic products, according to the most comprehensive genomic and metabolomic analysis in depression to date.
How Social Isolation Affects the Brain
How Social Isolation Affects the Brain
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2020
Absence of human contact is associated with declines in cognitive function. But as the COVID-19 pandemic brings concerns about the potential harms of isolation to the fore, researchers are still hunting for concrete evidence of a causal role as well as possible mechanisms.
Regular Exercise Helps Patients Combat Cancer
Regular Exercise Helps Patients Combat Cancer
Bente Klarlund Pedersen | Apr 1, 2020
Studies point to a role for physical activity in fighting malignancies, improving treatment outcomes, and fostering overall health in patients.
Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
Ashley Yeager | Feb 19, 2020
After an accident as a teenager, he developed the disorder. He then studied the brain to better understand his own seizures, and now plans to sail around the world to show others with the condition how to push their limits.
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
Clues about the biological mechanisms that contribute to a person’s chance of contemplating or attempting suicide
What Neurobiology Can Tell Us About Suicide
What Neurobiology Can Tell Us About Suicide
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
The biochemical mechanisms in the brain underlying suicidal behavior are beginning to come to light, and researchers hope they could one day lead to better treatment and prevention strategies.
Value of Medical Marijuana for Mental Health Questioned
Value of Medical Marijuana for Mental Health Questioned
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2019
A meta-analysis of more than 80 studies from the past four decades finds weak evidence to support the use of medicinal cannabis to treat anxiety, depression, and other mental health disorders.
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms: Study
Deep Brain Stimulation Improves Depression Symptoms: Study
Catherine Offord | Oct 7, 2019
The effects of the therapy in a small group of  patients were long-lasting, researchers say, adding to evidence that the approach works for treatment-resistant depression.
Antidepressant Approvals Could Herald New Era in Psychiatric Drugs
Antidepressant Approvals Could Herald New Era in Psychiatric Drugs
Bianca Nogrady | Oct 1, 2019
The FDA has given the green light to the first major new classes of antidepressant therapies in decades, opening up new avenues for therapeutic development.
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Catherine Offord | Jul 22, 2019
Some researchers and animal rights groups are amplifying their opposition to an assay that measures how long a rodent tries to stay afloat.
Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders
Gut Microbes May Play a Role in Mental Health Disorders
Ashley Yeager | Jul 5, 2019
The gut microbiome has been linked to depression, schizophrenia, and other neurological conditions, but it’s not yet clear whether the relationship is causal.
How the Brain Changes on Ketamine: A Live Animal Study
How the Brain Changes on Ketamine: A Live Animal Study
Ruth Williams | Apr 11, 2019
The drug promotes and sustains brain cell connectivity in mice, reversing the effects of chronic stress.
Esketamine, a Treatment for Depression, Receives FDA Approval
Esketamine, a Treatment for Depression, Receives FDA Approval
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 6, 2019
The nasal spray to ease intractable depression appears on the US market after decades without novel antidepressant treatments.
Specific Gut Microbes Linked with Depression: Study
Specific Gut Microbes Linked with Depression: Study
Ashley Yeager | Feb 4, 2019
The research is among the first to find the connection in humans.
Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Affects the Developing Brain
Prenatal Exposure to Cannabis Affects the Developing Brain
Andrew Scheyer | Jan 1, 2019
Children born to moms who smoked or ingested marijuana during pregnancy suffer higher rates of depression, hyperactivity, and inattention.