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Study: Cognitive SuperAgers resist protein tangles that lead to Alzheimer’s disease

Study: Cognitive SuperAgers resist protein tangles that lead to Alzheimer’s disease

$1.3 million grant funds clinical trial to test psilocybin for treating patients with phantom limb pain

$1.3 million grant funds clinical trial to test psilocybin for treating patients with phantom limb pain

Mental illness in early life linked with poorer health and advanced aging in adulthood

Mental illness in early life linked with poorer health and advanced aging in adulthood

People with ADHD and DBDs share genetic variants associated with risky behaviors

People with ADHD and DBDs share genetic variants associated with risky behaviors

Study reveals the therapeutic applications of medicinal plants

Study reveals the therapeutic applications of medicinal plants

Study explores the effects of alcohol and cannabis on aggression-linked brain circuitry in teens

Study explores the effects of alcohol and cannabis on aggression-linked brain circuitry in teens

Noninvasive brain stimulation restores behavioral flexibility in cocaine-exposed rats

Noninvasive brain stimulation restores behavioral flexibility in cocaine-exposed rats

Study finds an alarming trend of increased alcohol use during pandemic lockdowns

Study finds an alarming trend of increased alcohol use during pandemic lockdowns

New analysis shows lack of strong evidence to support anorexia nervosa treatment guidelines

New analysis shows lack of strong evidence to support anorexia nervosa treatment guidelines

Study explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

Study explains why antipsychotic medications lead to weight gain, promote metabolic syndrome

UTEP professor's discovery could lead to a way to inhibit overeating

UTEP professor's discovery could lead to a way to inhibit overeating

Study broadens the definition of self-injury mortality to encompass most drug overdose deaths

Study broadens the definition of self-injury mortality to encompass most drug overdose deaths

Study finds early risk factors for heightened anxiety in young adults during COVID-19

Study finds early risk factors for heightened anxiety in young adults during COVID-19

Star-shaped brain cells may play a key role in stuttering

Star-shaped brain cells may play a key role in stuttering

Low-income middle-aged African-American women with hypertension commonly suffer from depression

Low-income middle-aged African-American women with hypertension commonly suffer from depression

Lundquist Institute receives grant to evaluate safety, efficacy of compound for treating psychological distress

Lundquist Institute receives grant to evaluate safety, efficacy of compound for treating psychological distress

BMI, male sex, smoking, depression and metabolic syndrome contribute to biological aging

BMI, male sex, smoking, depression and metabolic syndrome contribute to biological aging

Direct exposure to deadly fires increases the risk for mental health disorders

Direct exposure to deadly fires increases the risk for mental health disorders

Traumatic or stressful events in childhood may lead to changes in key brain structures

Traumatic or stressful events in childhood may lead to changes in key brain structures

Mortality study combines drug overdose deaths with all suicide rates into a self-injury category

Mortality study combines drug overdose deaths with all suicide rates into a self-injury category