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July 10, 2013
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Exercise reorganizes the brain to be more resilient to stress

Physical activity reorganizes the brain so that its response to stress is reduced and anxiety is less likely to interfere with normal brain function, according to a research team based at Princeton University. The researchers report in the Journal of … Continue reading

March 17, 2013
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Is this Peptide a Key to Happiness?

UCLA findings suggests possible new treatment for depression, other disorders What makes us happy? Family? Money? Love? How about a peptide? The neurochemical changes underlying human emotions and social behavior are largely unknown. Now though, for the first time in … Continue reading

January 11, 2013
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Pesticides and Parkinson’s: UCLA Researchers Uncover Further Proof of a Link

Study suggests potential new target in fight against debilitating disease For several years, neurologists at UCLA have been building a case that a link exists between pesticides and Parkinson’s disease. To date, paraquat, maneb and ziram — common chemicals sprayed … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
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What Causes Hot Flushes during Menopause?

Hot flushes are not “in the head,” but new research suggests they may start there. A UA research team has identified a region in the brain that may trigger the uncomfortable surges of heat most women experience in the first … Continue reading

December 14, 2012
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Countering Brain Chemical Could Prevent Suicides

Researchers have found the first proof that a chemical in the brain called glutamate is linked to suicidal behavior, offering new hope for efforts to prevent people from taking their own lives. Writing in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, Michigan State University’s … Continue reading

June 14, 2012
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Anxious Women’s Brains Work Harder

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In a discovery that could help in the identification and treatment of anxiety disorders, Michigan State University scientists say the brains of anxious women work much harder than those of men. The finding stems from an … Continue reading

February 29, 2012
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Molecular Duo Dictate Weight and Energy Levels, Yale Researchers Find

Yale University researchers have discovered a key cellular mechanism that may help the brain control how much we eat, what we weigh, and how much energy we have. The findings, published in the Feb. 28 issue of the Journal of … Continue reading