Brain Networks Predict Vulnerability to Depression

News   Mar 02, 2018 | Original story by Kara Manke for Duke University

Networks of Brain Activity Predict Vulnerability to Depression

Mice that are more vulnerable to developing depression-like symptoms show different networks of electrical brain activity than mice that are more resilient. Credit: Jeff Macinnes and Kafui Dzirasa, Duke University



The Mouse Brain Can Prioritize Hunger by Suppressing Pain When Survival is at Stake


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A New Way of Thinking About Tau Kinetics


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Cytoskeleton Implicated in ALS Gene Study


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Sorice Madina | Mar 09, 2018

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