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Research explains why many psychiatric drugs that work in the lab don’t work in people

Research explains why many psychiatric drugs that work in the lab don’t work in people

MDMA, or ecstasy, shows promise as a PTSD treatment

MDMA, or ecstasy, shows promise as a PTSD treatment

Stress inhibits eating behavior

Stress inhibits eating behavior

Boosting a single brain molecule can change 'dispositional anxiety' in nonhuman primates

Boosting a single brain molecule can change 'dispositional anxiety' in nonhuman primates

Researchers investigate how deep space travel could affect the brain

Researchers investigate how deep space travel could affect the brain

Blocking dopamine reduces drug seeking and taking behavior

Blocking dopamine reduces drug seeking and taking behavior

Genetic contribution to distractibility helps explain procrastination

Genetic contribution to distractibility helps explain procrastination

Unpleasant experiences could be countered with a good night’s REM sleep

Unpleasant experiences could be countered with a good night’s REM sleep

Researchers identify brain network that determines robot likability

Researchers identify brain network that determines robot likability

Novel imaging molecule reveals brain changes linked to progressive MS

Novel imaging molecule reveals brain changes linked to progressive MS

How an orchestra of neurons control hunger pangs

How an orchestra of neurons control hunger pangs

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