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Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Katarina Zimmer | Mar 1, 2018
Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions.
Gene Expression Overlaps Among Psychiatric Disorders
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 8, 2018
Transcriptional profiling of post-mortem human brains reveals commonalities in the genes over- and under-expressed in schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, and major depression.
How Microbes May Influence Our Behavior
Amy Lewis | Sep 1, 2017
Researchers are piecing together the links between the gut microbiome and mental health.
Decoding the Tripping Brain
Diana Kwon | Sep 1, 2017
Scientists are beginning to unravel the mechanisms behind the therapeutic effects of psychedelic drugs.
Deep Brain Stimulation Without Surgery
Aggie Mika | Jun 1, 2017
Using interfering high-frequency currents applied to the surface of the mouse skull, scientists can noninvasively target brain regions buried below the cortical surface.
Karl Deisseroth Takes Home Science’s Most Valuable Award
Jef Akst | May 31, 2017
The Stanford University psychiatrist and neuroscientist known for his contributions to optogenetics and tissue clearing is awarded €4 million by the Fresenius Research Prize.
Psilocybin Decreases Depression and Anxiety in Some Cancer Patients
Ben Andrew Henry | Dec 2, 2016
In a pair of clinical studies of psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, participants reported positive changes to their moods and outlooks.
Neurometabolic Disorders Could Contribute to Depression
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Impairments in the production of neurotransmitters may lead to depression in some patients, preliminary results show, opening new avenues for research.
Pooling Consumer Genetic Data, Researchers ID Links to Depression
Alison F. Takemura | Aug 2, 2016
Access to data from thousands of genotyping customers helped scientists detect novel associations with the disorder across the genome.
“Magic” Mushroom Compound Eases Depression
Tanya Lewis | May 17, 2016
Psilocybin led to an improvement in symptoms for treatment-resistant patients, according to a small study.