James Coffman responds to questions from our recent webinar, ‘How chronic stress experienced during early development epigenetically programs adult disease risk’.
Deep brain stimulation could significantly reduce the severity of both motor and phonic tics in young adults with Tourette’s syndrome.
According to new research, the antibiotic disrupts creation of fear memories in the brain, which could be utilized for treatment or prevention of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Authors also claim that stress-reduction techniques could be an effective low-risk treatment for sufferers.
In this Editorial, researchers from McGovern Medical School put the recent Lennox et al. Lancet paper in context, looking at the role of neuronal cell surface antibodies in schizophrenia.
Study also finds that information predictive of major depressive disorder is distributed across brain networks, rather than being highly localized.
Study indicates deep brain stimulation can alleviate the long-term symptoms for patients suffering from treatment-resistant depression.
Dr Coffman is currently studying the mechanisms by which chronic early-life stress increases adult disease risk, using zebrafish as a model organism to ask how such stress affects immune system development and regulation.
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Epidemiological studies have shown that chronic stress experienced very early in life—even prenatally—increases the risk of developing inflammatory disease in adulthood, including mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
In a new study, researchers have investigated neural circuits in rats to understand fearful memory retrieval, finding that place cell firing patterns are involved in avoidance behaviors.