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Published New research identifies cells linking chronic psychological stress to inflammatory bowel disease (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
For the first time, cells involved with the communication between stress responses in the brain and inflammation in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract have been identified in animal models. Glial cells, which support neurons, communicate stress signals from the central nervous system (CNS) to the semi-autonomous nervous system within the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, called the enteric nervous system (ENS). These psychological stress signals can cause inflammation and exacerbate symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Published How chronic stress drives the brain to crave comfort food (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Stress can override natural satiety cues to drive more food intake and boost cravings for sweets.
Published How does dopamine regulate both learning and motivation? (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study brings together two schools of thought on the function of the neurotransmitter dopamine: one saying that dopamine provides a learning signal, the other saying that dopamine drives motivation.
Published Further link identified between autoimmunity and schizophrenia (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Links have been reported between schizophrenia and proteins produced by the immune system that can act against one's own body, known as autoantibodies. Researchers have now identified autoantibodies that target a 'synaptic adhesion protein' in a subset of patients with schizophrenia. When injected into mice, the autoantibodies caused many schizophrenia-related changes.
Published Vitamin D alters developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Neuroscientists have shown how vitamin D deficiency affects developing neurons in the brain's dopamine circuit, which may lead to the dopamine dysfunction seen in adults with schizophrenia.
Published Anti-depressant agent KNT-127 reduces stress as well as depression (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Depression is a condition affecting millions across the globe. However, efficient drugs with minimal adverse effects are scarce. Now, researchers have reported how KNT-127, a delta opioid receptor agonist, quickly and efficiently reduces classic parameters of depression in a mouse model. This anti-depressant agent exhibits the dual nature of being a stress reliever and an anti-depressant and could broaden the potential of existing treatments.
Published A special omega-3 fatty acid lipid will change how we look at the developing and aging brain (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists have found a lipid transporter crucial to regulating the cells that make myelin, the nerve-protecting sheath.
Published Sleep phase can reduce anxiety in people with PTSD (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study shows that sleep spindles, brief bursts of brain activity occurring during one phase of sleep and captured by EEG, may regulate anxiety in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Published Stress increases Alzheimer's risk in female mice but not males (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Stress causes the levels of Alzheimer's proteins to rise in females' brains but not males' brains, according to a new study. This difference may contribute to women's greater risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
Published Impact of maternal stress during pregnancy on child's health (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research examines the impact that maternal stress during pregnancy has on the neuro-development of babies.
Published Detecting stress in the office from how people type and click (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers have developed a model that detects workplace stress just by how people type and move their computer mouse. This might enable employees to prevent chronic stress early on.
Published Teachers who struggle to cope with stress report far lower job satisfaction (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
As teacher shortages continue to worsen across the United States, a new study gives insight into why so many stressed and burnt-out teachers are leaving the profession. The study found teachers who struggle to cope with the stress of their job report far lower job satisfaction compared to teachers who find ways to manage the pressure.
Published Study examines how social rank affects response to stress (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Scientists say their study could shed light on stress-related mental illnesses but that more research is needed.
Published Positive experiences in close relationships are associated with better physical health, new research suggests (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Social relationships influence physical health, but questions remain about the nature of this connection. New research suggests that the way you feel about your close relationships may be affecting the way your body functions.
Published Study finds worrying about election stress can harm your health -- and what you can do about it (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
New research finds that simply anticipating stress related to political elections causes adverse physical health effects. However, the study also finds there is something people can do to mitigate those negative health effects.
Published Lending a paw for defense veterans: 'Clear evidence' that assistance dogs help improve mental health (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
A new study focused on defense veterans' mental health has found strong evidence that assistance dogs used in conjunction with traditional therapies provide the most effective treatment outcomes.
Published The drug fasudil is found to reverse key symptoms of schizophrenia in mice (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers used the drug fasudil to restore neurons and improve methamphetamine-induced cognitive dysfunction in a mouse model of schizophrenia.
Published Abnormal 12-hour cyclic gene activity found in schizophrenic brains (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Researchers present the first evidence of 12-hour cycles of gene activity in the human brain. The study also reveals that some of those 12-hour rhythms are missing or altered in the postmortem brains of patients with schizophrenia.
Published When chronic stress activates these neurons, behavioral problems like loss of pleasure, depression result (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
It's clear that chronic stress can impact our behavior, leading to problems like depression, reduced interest in things that previously brought us pleasure, even PTSD.
Published Support from others in stressful times can ease impact of genetic depression risk, study suggests (via sciencedaily.com) Original source
Reaching out to support a person when they're under stress is always a good idea. But a new study suggests that support could be especially important for someone whose genetic makeup makes them more likely to develop depression. The study shows the importance of social support in buffering the risk of developing depression symptoms in general, using data from two very different groups of people under stress: new doctors in the most intense year of training, and older adults whose spouses recently died.