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Sex plays major role in Alzheimer's disease risk

Sex plays major role in Alzheimer's disease risk

Immature mood neurons develop during adolescence

Immature mood neurons develop during adolescence

Suppressing amygdala molecule enables faster recovery from PTSD symptoms

Suppressing amygdala molecule enables faster recovery from PTSD symptoms

Simulation neurons in amygdala allow animals to reconstruct mental state of others

Simulation neurons in amygdala allow animals to reconstruct mental state of others

Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves

Study: People with combat-related mTBI have high levels of abnormally fast brain waves

Finnish researchers discover gene mutation that reduces fear, anxiety and increases social interaction

Finnish researchers discover gene mutation that reduces fear, anxiety and increases social interaction

New type of dementia is '100 times more common' than ALS

New type of dementia is '100 times more common' than ALS

Researchers define brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

Researchers define brain disorder that mimics symptoms of Alzheimer's disease

Study identifies how brain abnormalities associated with alcoholism differ for men and women

Study identifies how brain abnormalities associated with alcoholism differ for men and women

Veterans, active-duty service members with PTSD and mTBI have larger amygdalas, finds study

Veterans, active-duty service members with PTSD and mTBI have larger amygdalas, finds study

Pencil beam scanning proved best for preserving cognitive functions in children with brain tumor

Pencil beam scanning proved best for preserving cognitive functions in children with brain tumor

What causes us to binge eat? Scientists may have the answer.

What causes us to binge eat? Scientists may have the answer.

Cellular communication in emotion-processing brain region motivates us to keep eating tasty food

Cellular communication in emotion-processing brain region motivates us to keep eating tasty food

MIT scientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of rare neurodevelopmental disorder

MIT scientists reverse some behavioral symptoms of rare neurodevelopmental disorder

Disruptive behaviors in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity

Disruptive behaviors in autistic children linked to reduced brain connectivity

Oxytocin blocks excess drinking in alcohol-dependent rats

Oxytocin blocks excess drinking in alcohol-dependent rats

Understanding imbalance in key neural pathway to help treat psychiatric disorders

Understanding imbalance in key neural pathway to help treat psychiatric disorders

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

NIH starts clinical trial of drug to treat cravings associated with opioid use disorder

New method based on neurofeedback may reduce anxiety

New method based on neurofeedback may reduce anxiety

Piece of puzzle unlocked in what drives alcohol addiction

Piece of puzzle unlocked in what drives alcohol addiction