Daily Archives: August 7, 2013

COX-2, Endocannabinoids and Anxiety

Vanderbilt scientists discover potential new way to treat anxiety http://news.vanderbilt.edu/2013/08/vanderbilt-scientists-discover-potential-new-way-to-treat-anxiety/ by Bill Snyder | Posted on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013 — 11:27 AM Chemically modified inhibitors of the COX-2 enzyme relieve anxiety behaviors in mice by activating natural “endocannabinoids” without … Continue reading

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Rines, MAO-A , Depression and Autism

Researchers uncover brain molecule regulating human emotion, mood http://www.alphagalileo.org A RIKEN research team has discovered an enzyme called Rines that regulates MAO-A, a major brain protein controlling emotion and mood. The enzyme is a potentially promising drug target for treating … Continue reading

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Red Light , Blue Light and White Light – Hamsters and Mood

What Color Is Your Night Light? It May Affect Your Mood http://researchnews.osu.edu/archive/lightcolor.htm Aug. 6, 2013 — When it comes to some of the health hazards of light at night, a new study suggests that the color of the light can … Continue reading

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Insulin-like Growth Factor and Adult Behavior.

Emotional behavior of adults could be triggered in the womb http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/articles/adult-behaviour-triggered-in-the-womb-11611.html?utm_source=cu-home&utm_medium=News_Feed&utm_campaign=news Research links hormonal imbalance in the placenta to anxiety and possible vulnerability to poor mental health in mice Adults could be at greater risk of becoming anxious and vulnerable … Continue reading

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Tom Insel (NIMH) talks Schizophrenia, De Novo Genes and Optogenetics.

Director’s Blog: A Sampling of Summer Science http://www.nimh.nih.gov/about/director/2013/a-sampling-of-summer-science.shtml By Thomas Insel on August 6, 2013 The summer is far from over, but already we can say that this has been an exceptional season for research on mental illness. Three recent … Continue reading

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