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Public Release: 7-May-2013
Brain Stimulation
Nerve stimulation for severe depression changes brain function
For nearly a decade, doctors have used implanted electronic stimulators to treat severe depression in people who don't respond to standard antidepressant treatments. Now, preliminary brain scan studies conducted by School of Medicine researchers are revealing that vagus nerve stimulation brings about changes in brain metabolism weeks or even months before patients begin to feel better.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation

Contact: Jim Dryden
Washington University School of Medicine

Public Release: 6-May-2013
Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting
Nearly 20 percent of suicidal youths have guns in their home
Nearly one in five children and teens found to be at risk for suicide report that there are guns in their homes, and 15 percent of those at risk for suicide with guns in the home know how to access both the guns and the bullets, according to a study to be presented Monday, May 6, at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting in Washington, DC.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Susan Stevens Martin
American Academy of Pediatrics

Public Release: 2-May-2013
Cell Stem Cell
Turning human stem cells into brain cells sheds light on neural development
Medical researchers have manipulated human stem cells into producing types of brain cells known to play important roles in neurodevelopmental disorders such as epilepsy, schizophrenia and autism. The new model cell system allows neuroscientists to investigate normal brain development, as well as to identify specific disruptions in biological signals that may contribute to neuropsychiatric diseases.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: John Ascenzi
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Public Release: 1-May-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
PTSD research: Distinct gene activity patterns from childhood abuse
A study of adult civilians with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) has shown that individuals with a history of childhood abuse have distinct, profound changes in gene activity patterns, compared to adults with PTSD but without a history of child abuse.
Max-Planck Society, Behrens-Weise Foundation, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Burroughs Wellcome Fund

Contact: Kathi Baker
Emory Health Sciences

Public Release: 30-Apr-2013
Stem Cells and Development
Identification of stem cells raises possibility of new therapies
Many diseases -- obesity, type 2 diabetes, muscular dystrophy -- are associated with fat accumulation in muscle. In essence, fat replacement causes the muscles to weaken and degenerate. Scientists at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have discovered the biological mechanism involved in this process, which could point the way to potential therapies.
NIH/National Institute on Aging, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: Marguerite Beck
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
European Journal of Neuroscience
Forced exercise may still protect against anxiety and stress, says CU-Boulder study
Being forced to exercise may still help reduce anxiety and depression just as exercising voluntarily does, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder.
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Contact: Benjamin Greenwood
University of Colorado at Boulder

Public Release: 25-Apr-2013
Potential diabetes breakthrough
Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers have discovered a new hormone that holds promise for a dramatically more effective treatment of type 2 diabetes, a metabolic illness afflicting an estimated 26 million Americans. The researchers believe the hormone might also have a role in treating type 1, or juvenile, diabetes.
National Institutes of Health, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Contact: B. D. Colen
Harvard University

Public Release: 22-Apr-2013
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
Gone, but not forgotten
An international team of neuroscientists has described for the first time, in exhaustive detail, the underlying neurobiology of an amnesiac who suffered from profound memory loss after damage to key portions of his brain.
Medical Research Service, Department of Veterans Affairs, NIH/National Institute of Mental Health, Nuclear Energy Institute

Contact: Scott LaFee
University of California - San Diego

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