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Atlas details gene activity of the prenatal human brain

A comprehensive three-dimensional atlas of the developing human brain that incorporates gene activity along with anatomical reference atlases and neuroimaging data has released its...

Researchers find anti-suicidal properties of ketamine

In patients with treatment resistant depression who were experiencing suicidal thoughts, experts at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs...

Suicide in the military: Study points to risk and protective factors

The largest study of mental health risk and resilience ever conducted among U.S. military personnel today released its first findings related to suicide attempts...

Researchers Pinpoint Brain Region Essential for Social Memory

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have determined that a small region of the hippocampus known as CA2 is essential for social memory, the...

Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk

Nearly half of adolescents who have had HIV since birth may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease — including heart attack and stroke...

Study in Mice Raises Question: Could PTSD Involve Immune Cell Response...

After chronic stress, primed immune cells in spleen lead to excessive reaction to later event Chronic stress that produces inflammation and anxiety in mice appears...

Chronic stress predisposes brain to mental illness

University of California, Berkeley, researchers have shown that chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain that may explain why people suffering chronic stress...

Worry on the Brain: Researchers pinpoint neural circuitry that promotes anxiety

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, over 18 percent of American adults suffer from anxiety disorders, characterized as excessive worry or tension...

NIH research network finds many youth have high levels of HIV

More than 30 percent of young males who had sex with other males and who were subsequently enrolled in a government treatment and research...

Autism symptoms may get better with a job

More independent work environments may lead to reductions in autism symptoms and improve daily living in adults with the disorder, according to a Vanderbilt...

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