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Depression Infant's Health Mental Health Research Parenting Psychology Research
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Teen stress may raise risk of postpartum depression in adults      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A research team reports that social stress during adolescence in female mice later results in prolonged elevation of the hormone cortisol after they give birth.

Chronic Illness Psychology Research
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Scientists identify cell vulnerability 'fingerprint' related to Parkinson's, Lewy body dementia      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study offers a first look into the complex molecular changes that occur in brain cells with Lewy bodies, which are key pathological hallmarks of Parkinson's disease and some dementias. The findings reveal that brain cells with Lewy bodies exhibit a specific gene expression pattern akin to a disease-related fingerprint.

Diabetes Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Healthy Aging Psychology Research Staying Healthy
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Take it from the rats: A junk food diet can cause long-term damage to adolescent brains      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A study on the effects of a junk food diet on rats reinforces scientific understanding about the gut-brain connection.

Children's Health Psychology Research
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Epilepsy drug prevents brain tumors in mice with NF1      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have discovered that an FDA-approved epilepsy drug can prevent or slow the growth of NF1-linked optic gliomas in mice, laying the groundwork for a clinical trial.

Chronic Illness Depression Mental Health Research Psychology Research Stress
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Physical activity reduces stress-related brain activity to lower cardiovascular disease risk      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Over a ten-year period, biobank participants who met recommended levels of physical activity had a 23% lower risk of cardiovascular disease, and the protective effects were even more pronounced in individuals with depression.

Birth Defects Children's Health Psychology Research Schizophrenia
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Two key brain systems are central to psychosis      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

When the brain has trouble filtering incoming information and predicting what's likely to happen, psychosis can result, research shows.

Child Development Children's Health Chronic Illness Psychology Research
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Study helps explain why childhood maltreatment continues to impact on mental and physical health into adulthood      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Childhood maltreatment can continue to have an impact long into adulthood because of how it effects an individual's risk of poor physical health and traumatic experiences many years later, a new study has found.

Psychology Research
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Parkinson's Disease: New theory on the disease's origins and spread      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

New hypothesis paper builds on a growing scientific consensus that Parkinson's disease route to the brain starts in either the nose or the gut and proposes that environmental toxicants are the likely source.

Psychology Research
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Researchers discover how we perceive bitter taste      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study reveals the detailed protein structure of the TAS2R14, a bitter taste receptor that allows us to perceive bitter taste. In addition to solving the structure of this taste receptor, the researchers were also able to determine where bitter-tasting substances bind to TAS2R14 and how they activate them. The findings may lead to the development of drugs that targeting taste receptors.

Depression Mental Health Research Psychology Research
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Brain stimulation treatment may improve depression, anxiety in older adults      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A noninvasive brain stimulation treatment improved depression and anxiety symptoms among older adults in a new study.

Psychology Research
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Connecting lab-grown brain cells provides insight into how our own brains work      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers have developed a technique to connect lab-grown neural 'organoids' (three-dimensional developmental brain-like structures grown from human stem cells) using axonal bundles, similar to the connections between regions in the human brain. This technique allows brain networks to be better represented experimentally in the lab, and will improve understanding and studies of network-related brain disorders.

Birth Defects Psychology Research
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Are lab-grown brain tissues ethical? There is no no-brainer answer      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers offer insights into the ethical dilemmas and legal complexities surrounding brain organoids, especially those derived from human fetal tissue. Their findings advocate for thorough regulatory frameworks to ensure that scientific and medical progress in this field is conducted responsibly and ethically, with strong regulations supported by sound ethical and legal principles.

Healthy Aging Psychology Research
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Tiny brain bubbles carry complete codes      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Scientists discovered that the biological instructions within these vesicles differed significantly in postmortem brain samples donated from patients suffering from Alzheimer's disease.

Mental Health Research Psychology Research Today's Healthcare
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New study highlights the benefit of touch on mental and physical health      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Through a large-scale analysis, researchers have uncovered the ways in which consensual touch can benefit a person's physical and mental wellbeing.

Depression Mental Health Research Psychology Research
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Prairie voles display signs of human-like depression      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers make the case that prairie voles, small rodents that are found throughout the central United States and Canada, can be effectively used as animal models to further the study of clinical depression.

Depression Diet and Weight Loss Dieting and Weight Control Mental Health Research Nutrition Obesity Psychology Research Staying Healthy
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Feeding the lonely brain      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study has found that women who perceive themselves to be lonely exhibited activity in regions of the brain associated with cravings and motivation towards eating especially when shown pictures of high calorie foods such as sugary foods.

Psychology Research
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Developing a vaccine for the 'zombie drug' xylazine      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Chemical biologists design an early 'proof-of-concept' vaccine that could lead to the first effective treatment of xylazine overdose in people.

Mental Health Research Psychology Research
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Researchers map how the brain regulates emotions      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

A new study is among the first of its kind to separate activity relating to emotion generation from emotion regulation in the human brain. The findings provide new insights that could help inform therapeutic treatments regarding mental health and drug addiction.

Psychology Research
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Exposure to common environmental carcinogens linked to decreased lifespan happiness      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Researchers found that exposure to environmental carcinogens and psychological distress is significantly linked to decreased happy life expectancy, a measure of the lifespan during which an individual experiences subjective emotional wellbeing. These findings suggest that developing public health policies to reduce exposure to these chemicals could help people live longer, happier lives.

Psychology Research
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Universal brain-computer interface lets people play games with just their thoughts      (via sciencedaily.com)     Original source 

Engineers have created a brain-computer interface that doesn't require calibration for each user, paving the way for widespread clinical applicability.