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Antidepressant Exerts Epigenetic Changes
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 25, 2015
Molecular markers could aid researchers’ assessment of patient response to the drug.
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Researchers explore the benefits of hearing loss and impairment.
Genetic Variants Linked to Depression
Amanda B. Keener | Jul 20, 2015
Researchers link variations in two genes to cases of major depressive disorder in two large cohorts.
Magic Mushroom Dreams
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2014
A psychedelic compound in hallucinogenic mushrooms triggers brain activity characteristic of dream states.
Week in Review: April 14–18
Tracy Vence | Apr 18, 2014
Genome-wide effects of trisomy 21; RNA-based signs of transgenerational stress; depression and resilience; a call to overhaul US biomedical research system
Triggering Resilience to Depression
Ed Yong | Apr 17, 2014
In mice, boosting depression-causing activity in neurons can actually reverse depressive symptoms.
Depression Biomarker Found
Bob Grant | Feb 19, 2014
Researchers identify elevated levels of a stress hormone in teenage boys as a signpost of major depression.
Depression Speeds Aging
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2013
Cells in the bodies of depressed people appear older and contain chromosomes with shorter telomeres.
Lozano on DBS
Andres Lozano | Nov 1, 2013
Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano discusses deep-brain stimulation in this TEDx talk.
Tuning the Brain
Andres Lozano | Oct 28, 2013
Deep-brain stimulation is allowing neurosurgeons to adjust the neural activity in specific brain regions to treat thousands of patients with myriad neurological disorders.