depression
Week in Review: April 14–18
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
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
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
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
Lozano on DBS
Andres Lozano | Nov 1, 2013
Neurosurgeon Andres Lozano discusses deep-brain stimulation in this TEDx talk.
Tuning the Brain
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.
Ketamine Alternative Shows Promise
Ketamine Alternative Shows Promise
Abby Olena | Oct 17, 2013
Researchers show that lanicemine is an effective antidepressant without the adverse effects of the related hallucinogenic drug.
Clock Genes Linked to Depression
Clock Genes Linked to Depression
Edyta Zielinska | May 15, 2013
Patients with major depressive disorder appear to have malfunctioning circadian rhythms, which could lead researchers to new avenues for treatment.
Ketamine Encourages Nerve Remodeling
Ketamine Encourages Nerve Remodeling
Jef Akst | Oct 16, 2012
The commonly abused hallucinogen shows promise in extinguishing fear in rats, pointing to possible benefits for patients with post-traumatic stress disorder.
Cancer-Enhancing Stress
Hayley Dunning | Jul 17, 2012
Depression in post-op breast cancer patients can cause tumors to establish in bone.