Mouse study reveals synaptic loss associated with a daily sleep-inducing dose of diazepam for several weeks leads to cognitive impairments. However, the effect was reversible after discontinuing benzodiazepine use.
A new method, dubbed DREADDs, relies on gene therapy techniques to alter genes in target cells to change the cell's behavior. The method reduced anxious behaviors in monkey models of schizophrenia when combined with clozapine. Researchers say the method has the potential for use in humans to help reduce anxiety.
Researchers claim six previously identified plant extracts could help to delay aging.
Researchers report abnormal development of the prefrontal cortex and maternal stress may lead to brain activity and cognitive impairments linked to psychiatric diseases such as Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Researchers report repeated social defeat stress activates microglia in the medial prefrontal cortex, triggering inflammation related cytokines. This leads to impaired neural responses in the mPFC, resulting in depressive behavior.
Researchers discover a drug used to help prevent reproduction in aging worms helps the creatures rebound from stress and, in some cases, this lengthens their lifespans.
Study reveals how acute stress influences the brain's control over immune response, impacting recovery from COVID-19 and influenza.