Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal BehaviorInfographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal BehaviorInfographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal BehaviorInfographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Clues about the biological mechanisms that contribute to a person’s chance of contemplating or attempting suicide
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior

Clues about the biological mechanisms that contribute to a person’s chance of contemplating or attempting suicide

Clues about the biological mechanisms that contribute to a person’s chance of contemplating or attempting suicide

neurobiology
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.
Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies
Sex Promotes Lasting Memories in Female Flies
Ruth Williams | Nov 20, 2019
A protein present in the ejaculate of male fruit flies activates long-term memory formation in the brains of their female partners.
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
Ruth Williams | Nov 14, 2019
A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.
Biologists Create New Maps of <em>Caenorhabditis elegans&nbsp;</em>Neurons
Biologists Create New Maps of Caenorhabditis elegans Neurons
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
The connectomes trace 385 neurons in the male worm and 302 neurons in the hermaphrodite worm.
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Do Devices that Monitor or Zap the Brain Live Up to Their Claims?
Diana Kwon | Jun 18, 2019
Direct-to-consumer neurotechnologies using EEG or tDCS are becoming increasingly popular, but some scientists are concerned about the lack of evidence for efficacy.
New Map Shows Brain Changes Associated with Alzheimer&rsquo;s
New Map Shows Brain Changes Associated with Alzheimer’s
Catherine Offord | Feb 4, 2019
The protein expression data, which are freely available online, could help identify new drug targets for the disease.
Gum Disease Could Drive Alzheimer&rsquo;s: Study
Gum Disease Could Drive Alzheimer’s: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jan 24, 2019
An enzyme of the bacteria Porphyromonas gingivalis has been found in the brains of patients with the disorder, and causes neurodegeneration in mice.
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Modulates Memory Networks
Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Modulates Memory Networks
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2018
Studies have demonstrated that magnetic and electrical currents can enhance memory in human subjects, but the technology is not yet ready for prime time.
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
A Noninvasive Way to Control Individual Brain Regions
Catherine Offord | Jul 13, 2018
Researchers use a combination of ultrasound waves, genetic engineering, and synthetic drugs to switch specific neurons on and off in mice.