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Public Release: 3-Sep-2013
Cell Metabolism
Aging really is 'in your head'
Among scientists, the role of proteins called sirtuins in enhancing longevity has been hotly debated, driven by contradictory results from many different scientists. But new research at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may settle the dispute.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, Ellison Medical Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Judy Martin
martinju@wustl.edu
314-286-0105
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Journal of Neuroscience
Penn study: Shutting off neurons helps bullied mice overcome symptoms of depression
A new drug target to treat depression and other mood disorders may lie in a group of GABA neurons shown to contribute to symptoms like social withdrawal and increased anxiety, Penn Medicine researchers report in a new study in the Journal of Neuroscience.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Steve Graff
stephen.graff@uphs.upenn.edu
215-349-5653
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Public Release: 29-Aug-2013
Neuron
Neuroscientists find a key to reducing forgetting -- it's about the network
A team of neuroscientists has found a key to the reduction of forgetting. Their findings show that the better the coordination between two regions of the brain, the less likely we are to forget newly obtained information.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Dart Neuroscience

Contact: James Devitt
james.devitt@nyu.edu
212-998-6808
New York University

Public Release: 28-Aug-2013
Cerebral Cortex
Autistic children can outgrow difficulty understanding visual cues and sounds
Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have shown that high-functioning autism spectrum disorder children appear to outgrow a critical social communication disability. Younger children with ASD have trouble integrating the auditory and visual cues associated with speech, but the researchers found that the problem clears up in adolescence. The study was published today in the online edition of the journal Cerebral Cortex.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Kim Newman
sciencenews@einstein.yu.edu
718-430-3101
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Public Release: 27-Aug-2013
Journal of Interpersonal Violence
Dating violence impedes victims' earnings
Dating violence in adolescence not only takes a physical and emotional toll on young women, it also leads to less education and lower earnings later in life, according to a first-of-its-kind study led by a Michigan State University researcher.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Andy Henion
henion@msu.edu
517-355-3294
Michigan State University

Public Release: 26-Aug-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Touch and movement neurons shape the brain's internal image of the body
The brain's tactile and motor neurons, which perceive touch and control movement, may also respond to visual cues, according to researchers at Duke Medicine.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Press Office
lynn.garner@duke.edu
919-660-1306
Duke University Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Aug-2013
Nature Genetics
Study provides strongest clues to date for causes of schizophrenia
A new genome-wide association study estimates the number of different places in the human genome that are involved in schizophrenia. In particular, the study identifies 22 locations, including 13 that are newly discovered, that are believed to play a role in causing schizophrenia.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research, Sylvan Herman Foundation, Karolinska Institutet

Contact: Tom Hughes
tahughes@unch.unc.edu
919-966-6047
University of North Carolina Health Care

Public Release: 22-Aug-2013
Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience
Human brains are hardwired for empathy, friendship, study shows
A U.Va. study using brain scans has found that people experience risk to friends in the same way they feel risk to themselves.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Fariss Samarrai
fls4f@virginia.edu
434-924-3778
University of Virginia

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
Journal of Neuroscience
Mood is influenced by immune cells called to the brain in response to stress
New research shows that in a dynamic mind-body interaction during the interpretation of prolonged stress, cells from the immune system are recruited to the brain and promote symptoms of anxiety.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Aging

Contact: John Sheridan
John.Sheridan@osumc.edu
614-293-3571
Ohio State University

Public Release: 21-Aug-2013
Science Translational Medicine
How women achieve a healthier weight may impact long-term health of offspring
New research from the University of Cincinnati suggests that the healthy weight and glucose control women achieve through weight-loss surgery don't necessarily translate into health benefits for their future children.
NIH/National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH/National Cancer Institute, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Ethicon Endo-Surgery Inc.

Contact: Dama Ewbank
dama.ewbank@uc.edu
513-558-4519
University of Cincinnati Academic Health Center

Public Release: 20-Aug-2013
Neurology
Johns Hopkins researchers identify conditions most likely to kill encephalitis patients
People with severe encephalitis -- inflammation of the brain -- are much more likely to die if they develop severe swelling in the brain, intractable seizures or low blood platelet counts, regardless of the cause of their illness, according to new Johns Hopkins research.
NIH/National Center for Research Resources, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, and others

Contact: Stephanie Desmon
sdemon1@jhmi.edu
410-955-8665
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 19-Aug-2013
Psychological Science
Far from being harmless, the effects of bullying last long into adulthood
A new study published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, shows that serious illness, struggling to hold down a regular job, and poor social relationships are just some of the adverse outcomes in adulthood faced by those exposed to bullying in childhood.
Economic and Social Research Council, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, William T. Grant Foundation

Contact: Anna Mikulak
amikulak@psychologicalscience.org
202-293-9300
Association for Psychological Science

Public Release: 15-Aug-2013
Researcher awarded $1.8 million grant to study gender differences in antidepressant effects
A Florida State University College of Medicine researcher is investigating why ketamine, used as an antidepressant for the last decade, requires a higher dosage to improve depression in males.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Julie Jordan
julie.jordan@med.fsu.edu
850-645-9699
Florida State University

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Development and Psychopathology
Study finds that some depressed adolescents are at higher risk for developing anxiety
Some adolescents who suffer with depression also may be at risk for developing anxiety, says psychologist Chrystyna Kouros, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, who led a new study of children's mental health. The study found that among youth who have depression symptoms, the possibility they'll also develop anxiety is greatest for those who have a pessimistic outlook, mothers with a history of anxiety, or poor family relationships. The findings suggest early intervention treatment.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, William T. Grant Foundation

Contact: Margaret Allen
mallen@smu.edu
214-768-7664
Southern Methodist University

Public Release: 12-Aug-2013
Yerkes Research Center receives 5-year, $9.5 million grant to study oxytocin
The Yerkes National Primate Research Center, Emory University, has received a five-year, $9.5 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health to establish a Silvio O. Conte Center in Neuroscience Research to study oxytocin, a brain chemical known for forming bonds between mother and baby.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Lisa Newbern
lisa.newbern@emory.edu
404-727-7709
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Aug-2013
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research
Racial differences in types of alcohol drinks consumed by adolescent girls
Much more is known about racial differences in rates of alcohol use than types of alcohol consumed. A new study of racial differences in types of alcohol beverages consumed during adolescence has found that, in general, black and white girls report significantly different risk profiles. However, common predictors of heavier drinking profiles for both black and white girls include perceived ease in accessing alcohol, witnessing neighborhood drug dealing, and perceived peer alcohol use.
NIH/National Institute of Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

Contact: Tammy Chung, Ph.D.
chungta@upmc.edu
412-246-5147
Alcoholism: Clinical & Experimental Research

Public Release: 4-Aug-2013
Nature
Study reveals potential role of 'love hormone' oxytocin in brain function
In a study appearing online Aug. 4 in Nature, NYU Langone Medical Center researchers decipher how oxytocin, acting as a neurohormone in the brain, not only reduces background noise, but more importantly, increases the strength of desired signals. These findings may be relevant to autism, which affects one in 88 children in the United States.
Burnett Fund, Mosbacher Fund, Mathers Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Contact: Craig Andrews
craig.andrews@nyumc.org
917-284-2566
NYU Langone Medical Center / New York University School of Medicine

Public Release: 1-Aug-2013
Cell
New insight into how brain 'learns' cocaine addiction
A team of researchers says it has solved the longstanding puzzle of why a key protein linked to learning is also needed to become addicted to cocaine. Results of the study, published in the Aug. 1 issue of the journal Cell, describe how the learning-related protein works with other proteins to forge new pathways in the brain in response to a drug-induced rush of the "pleasure" molecule dopamine.
NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NIH/National Cancer Institute, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, US Department of Energy

Contact: Shawna Williams
shawna@jhmi.edu
410-955-8236
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Public Release: 31-Jul-2013
$1.8 million grant to support research on impact of social stress
Dr. Kim Huhman, a researcher in the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience at Georgia State University, has received a federal five-year, $1.8 million grant for research that may lead to improved strategies for treating and preventing mental health problems associated with exposure to social stress.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Natasha De Veauuse Brown
ndeveauusebrown@gsu.edu
404-413-3602
Georgia State University

Public Release: 22-Jul-2013
Prevention Science
Teen eating disorders increase suicide risk
Is binge eating a tell-tale sign of suicidal thoughts? According to a new study of African American girls published in Springer's journal Prevention Science, those who experience depressive and anxious symptoms are often dissatisfied with their bodies and more likely to display binge eating behaviors. These behaviors put them at higher risk for turning their emotions inward, in other words, displaying internalizing symptoms such as suicide.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute on Drug Abuse, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

Contact: Joan Robinson
joan.robinson@springer.com
49-622-148-78130
Springer

Public Release: 22-Jul-2013
Nature Neuroscience
The love hormone is 2-faced
Oxytocin is known as the hormone that promotes feelings of love, bonding and well-being. It's even being tested as an anti-anxiety drug. But new research shows oxytocin also can cause emotional pain. Oxytocin appears to be the reason stressful social situations, perhaps being bullied at school or tormented by a boss, reverberate long past the event and can trigger fear and anxiety in the future. That's because the hormone actually strengthens social memory in the brain.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Marla Paul
Marla-Paul@northwestern.edu
312-503-8928
Northwestern University

Public Release: 17-Jul-2013
Psychosomatic Medicine
Poor sleep in pregnancy can disrupt the immune system and cause birth-related complications
Poor sleep quality and quantity during pregnancy can disrupt normal immune processes and lead to lower birth weights and other complications, finds a University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine study published today in the journal Psychosomatic Medicine. Women with depression also are more likely than non-depressed women to suffer from disturbed sleep and to experience immune system disruption and adverse pregnancy outcomes.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Cristina Mestre
mestreca@upmc.edu
412-586-9776
University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences

Public Release: 15-Jul-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Fear factor: Missing brain enzyme leads to abnormal levels of fear in mice, reveals new research
A little bit of learned fear is a good thing, keeping us from making risky, stupid decisions or falling over and over again into the same trap. But new research from neuroscientists and molecular biologists at USC shows that a missing brain protein may be the culprit in cases of severe over-worry, where the fear perseveres even when there's nothing of which to be afraid.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Contact: Suzanne Wu
suzanne.wu@usc.edu
213-740-0252
University of Southern California

Public Release: 12-Jul-2013
Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice and Policy
Women who suffered severe sexual trauma as kids benefit most from intervention
HIV-positive women who were sexually abused as children has found that the more severe their past trauma, the greater their improvement in an intervention program designed to ease their psychological suffering. The study suggests that such interventions should be tailored to individuals' experience and that a "one size fits all" approach may not be enough.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Enrique Rivero
erivero@mednet.ucla.edu
310-794-2273
University of California - Los Angeles Health Sciences

Public Release: 9-Jul-2013
Molecular Psychiatry
Females respond better to stress because of estrogen, UB animal study finds
The idea that females are more resilient than males in responding to stress is a popular view, and now University at Buffalo researchers have found a scientific explanation. The paper describing their embargoed study will be published July 9 online, in the high-impact journal, Molecular Psychiatry.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Ellen Goldbaum
goldbaum@buffalo.edu
716-645-4605
University at Buffalo

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