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Drug therapy could eventually reverse memory decline in seniors

It may seem normal: As we age, we misplace car keys, or can’t remember a name we just learned or a meal we just...

Shutting off neurons helps bullied mice overcome symptoms of depression

A new drug target to treat depression and other mood disorders may lie in a group of GABA neurons (gamma-aminobutyric acid –the neurotransmitters which...

Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress

Physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function,...

Study Shows Potential of Anti-Stress Peptide to Block Alcohol Dependence

New research by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute has underlined the power of an endogenous anti-stress peptide in the brain to prevent and...

University of Maryland School of Medicine study identifies genes associated with...

University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers have identified two genes associated with binge drinking that may open doors to new, more effective treatments for excessive alcohol drinking. The scientists found that manipulating two receptors...

New data uncover common molecular pathways between Rett syndrome, autism and...

The laboratory of Huda Zoghbi, where the discovery that mutations in the gene MECP2 cause the severe childhood neurological disorder Rett Syndrome was made, has taken yet another step toward unraveling the complex epigenetic functions of this gene, ...

New study finds new connection between yoga and mood

Boston, MA -- Researchers from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) have found that yoga may be superior to other forms of exercise in its positive effect on mood and anxiety. The findings, which currently appear on-line at Journal of Alter...

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