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New Insights on Fear Memory Formation Could Inform PTSD Treatment

Cerebellar inhibitory interneurons are essential for fear memory, a type of emotional memory formation. Inhibitory interneurons within the cerebellar circuitry act as gatekeepers and control the output of the cerebellar cortex.
Confocal image of a CHOOSE (CRISPR-human organoids-scRNA-seq) human brain.

How Human Brain Organoids Are Uncovering the Cause of Autism

With a revolutionizing novel system that combines brain organoid technology and intricate genetics, researchers can now comprehensively test the effect of multiple mutations in parallel and at a single-cell level within human brain organoids.
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Targeted Ultrasound Can Lead to Significant Changes in Brain Function

The targeted use of ultrasound technology can bring about significant changes in brain function that could pave the way towards treatment of conditions such as depression, addiction, or anxiety, a new study suggests.
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Human Brain Project Reaches a Successful Conclusion

The EU-funded Human Brain Project (HBP) comes to an end in September and celebrates its successful conclusion today with a scientific symposium at Forschungszentrum Jülich (FZJ).
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The Body’s Own Cannabinoids May Help Us Respond to Stress

A new study has uncovered how circuits within the brain work to produce the body’s own cannabinoids in order to cope with stressful experiences and opens up new possibilities for the development of drugs for stress-related psychiatric disorders.
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Body Image Type Linked to Diet and Exercise Patterns

A new study based on survey data has identified four types of women with different levels of positive and negative body image and has linked each to different diet and exercise patterns.
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Having a Hobby May Lower Depression Levels in Older People

Having a hobby is linked to fewer depressive symptoms and higher levels of happiness, self-reported health and life satisfaction among people aged 65 and over, and this holds true across 16 countries on three continents.
A fluorescent image of glioblastoma cells (green) scattered among health brain tissue (blue).

Potential Brain Cancer Therapy Uncovered by Protein Interaction Discovery

The discovery of a previously unknown molecular target has inspired what may become a therapeutic breakthrough for people with glioblastoma, the most common and aggressive brain cancer.
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What Time You Go to Bed May Increase Your Risk of Developing Diabetes

Investigators found evening ‘chronotype,’ or going to bed late and waking up late, was associated with a 19 percent increased risk of diabetes after accounting for lifestyle factors.
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AI Can Lead to More Effective Antibody Treatments

Antibody treatments may be able to activate the immune system to fight diseases but are less effective when they bind with themselves. Now, new machine-learning algorithms can highlight problem areas in antibodies.