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Scientists restore memory in aging mice

Scientists restore memory in aging mice

UMass Amherst research professor receives award from National Council on Problem Gambling

UMass Amherst research professor receives award from National Council on Problem Gambling

Research shows a direct link between SUV39H2 gene and autism spectrum disorders

Research shows a direct link between SUV39H2 gene and autism spectrum disorders

Psychiatric patients have higher odds of hospitalization and death following COVID-19

Psychiatric patients have higher odds of hospitalization and death following COVID-19

Disruption in blood clotting and the first line immune system could contribute to psychosis

Disruption in blood clotting and the first line immune system could contribute to psychosis

Novel two-component intervention may help prevent unintended pregnancy among women using opioids

Novel two-component intervention may help prevent unintended pregnancy among women using opioids

Spending time outdoors has a positive effect on the brain, study shows

Spending time outdoors has a positive effect on the brain, study shows

Reducing the impacts of stress on working cancer caregivers

Reducing the impacts of stress on working cancer caregivers

Electroconvulsive therapy may result in longer hospital stays and increased health care costs

Electroconvulsive therapy may result in longer hospital stays and increased health care costs

Addressing social needs may help improve care for patients with gynecologic cancer

Addressing social needs may help improve care for patients with gynecologic cancer

Prenatal exposure to air pollution associated with poor academic skills in childhood

Prenatal exposure to air pollution associated with poor academic skills in childhood

Researchers discover new genetic driver of autism and other developmental disorders

Researchers discover new genetic driver of autism and other developmental disorders

Doctors weigh pros and cons of prescribing hot-button Alzheimer’s drug

Doctors weigh pros and cons of prescribing hot-button Alzheimer’s drug

Researchers identify potential new treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease

Researchers identify potential new treatment targets for Alzheimer's disease

ADHD patients with a psychiatric comorbidity more likely to stop taking their ADHD medicine

ADHD patients with a psychiatric comorbidity more likely to stop taking their ADHD medicine

Exploring links between stress, choline deficiency, preterm births, and mental illness

Exploring links between stress, choline deficiency, preterm births, and mental illness

Study: Gene editing therapy for early-stage Huntington’s disease may have long-lasting benefits

Study: Gene editing therapy for early-stage Huntington’s disease may have long-lasting benefits

Study assesses the impact of tic suppression on brain functional connectivity in Tourette syndrome

Study assesses the impact of tic suppression on brain functional connectivity in Tourette syndrome

Adults with ADHD at higher risk of many physical conditions, finds study

Adults with ADHD at higher risk of many physical conditions, finds study

Study reveals the brain activity that underlies superagers' superior memory

Study reveals the brain activity that underlies superagers' superior memory