Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks
Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks
Those who had developed PTSD appear to be less able to suppress unwanted memories—traumatic or not—suggesting a role for the general ability to control memory recall in the disorder.
Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks
Study Probes Brain Activity in Survivors of Paris Terror Attacks

Those who had developed PTSD appear to be less able to suppress unwanted memories—traumatic or not—suggesting a role for the general ability to control memory recall in the disorder.

Those who had developed PTSD appear to be less able to suppress unwanted memories—traumatic or not—suggesting a role for the general ability to control memory recall in the disorder.

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Serotonin and Dopamine Responsible for the Pros and Cons of MDMA
Serotonin and Dopamine Responsible for the Pros and Cons of MDMA
Ruth Williams | Dec 11, 2019
A study in mice suggests serotonin release underlies the drug’s prosocial effects while dopamine mediates the rewarding properties that drive its potential for abuse.
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.
The Biology of Suicidal Thoughts in PTSD PatientsThe Biology of Suicidal Thoughts in PTSD Patients
The Biology of Suicidal Thoughts in PTSD Patients
Catherine Offord | Sep 1, 2019
Researchers link levels of a receptor in the brain to suicidal ideation in people with post-traumatic stress disorder.
PTSD Researcher Naomi Breslau Dies
PTSD Researcher Naomi Breslau Dies
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 15, 2018
Breslau found that interpersonal traumas, not just combat or natural disasters, can cause post-traumatic stress disorder.
A Researcher’s Best Friend
A Researcher’s Best Friend
The Scientist Staff | Oct 31, 2018
Meet Joey Ramp, a University of Illinois neuroscience student who is fighting to continue her education with her service dog by her side.
Exosomes in Blood Indicate Mild TBI: Study
Exosomes in Blood Indicate Mild TBI: Study
Ashley Yeager | Jul 13, 2018
Levels of tau, amyloid-β 42, and IL-10 extracted from extracellular vesicles that started out in the brain were higher in military personal suffering head injuries compared with healthy soldiers.
PTSD Circuits
PTSD Circuits
The Scientist Staff | May 31, 2018
Watch profilee Israel Liberzon of the University of Michigan discuss his work trying to piece together the neurological routes of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Trauma Biologist: A Profile of Israel Liberzon
Trauma Biologist: A Profile of Israel Liberzon
Anna Azvolinsky | May 31, 2018
The University of Michigan neuroscientist has developed therapies for patients with PTSD and laboratory models to understand its basis.
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 28, 2018
Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions.