News and Multimedia from 2006 Featuring DNBBS
- Experience Sculpts Brain Circuitry to Build Resiliency to Stress
- Press Release December 21, 2006
It’s long been known that experiencing control over a stressor immunizes a rat from developing a depression-like syndrome when it later encounters stressors that it can’t control.
- Receptor Helps Neurons Grow in Right Direction
- Science Update December 12, 2006
Researchers have discovered a receptor for a key protein that helps guide certain nerve cells into the correct position as the nervous system develops — a vital part of a process that enables the brain to receive sensory input from the environment and to send messages to the rest of the body via the spinal cord.
- Mouse Model May Reveal Anxiety Gene, Marker for Antidepressant Failure
- Science Update November 09, 2006
Studies of a new mouse model suggest that a specific gene variation plays a role in the development of anxiety disorders and in resistance to common medications for anxiety and depression.
- Gene Linked to Autism in Families with More Than One Affected Child
- Press Release October 17, 2006
A version of a gene has been linked to autism in families that have more than one child with the disorder. Inheriting two copies of this version more than doubled a child’s risk of developing an autism spectrum disorder, scientists supported by NIMH and NICHD have discovered.
- Receptor Knockout Yields an Adventurous Mouse
- Press Release August 01, 2006
Mice altered to lack a particular type of receptor in the brain’s executive hub are more prone to go where normal mice fear to tread, NIMH funded scientists have discovered.
- Males with Autism Have Fewer Cells in Brain’s Emotional Memory Hub
- Science Update July 26, 2006
Males with autism have fewer cells in a part of the brain that has a key role in emotion and memory, according to NIMH-funded researchers at the University of California, Davis.
- New Tool Can Boost or Block the Body’s Protective Inner Barriers
- Press Release July 13, 2006
A team of experts funded by NIH has developed a chemical tool that allows scientists to manipulate control of the passage of substances through the barriers between blood and the tissues of every organ — from the brain, lungs, and heart to the organs of the immune system.
- Properly Timed Light, Melatonin Lift Winter Depression by Syncing Rhythms
- Science Update May 01, 2006
Most Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) symptoms stem from daily body rhythms that have gone out-of-sync with the sun, a NIMH-funded study has found.
- Gene Influences Antidepressant Response
- Press Release March 15, 2006
Whether depressed patients will respond to an antidepressant depends, in part, on which version of a gene they inherit, a study led by scientists at NIH has discovered. Having two copies of one version of a gene that codes for a component of the brain’s mood―regulating system increased the odds of a favorable response to an antidepressant by up to 18 percent, compared to having two copies of the other, more common version.
- Depression Model Leaves Mice with Molecular Scar
- Press Release February 27, 2006
In addition to triggering a depression-like social withdrawal syndrome, repeated defeat by dominant animals leaves a mouse with an enduring “molecular scar” in its brain that could help to explain why depression is so difficult to cure, suggest researchers funded by NIMH.
- Lithium Blocks Enzyme To Help Cells’ Clocks Keep On Tickin’
- Science Update February 17, 2006
NIMH-funded researchers have discovered how lithium likely fixes body clocks gone awry, stabilizing sleep-wake cycles and other daily rhythms disturbed along with mood in bipolar disorder.
- Nobelist Discovers Antidepressant Protein in Mouse Brain
- Press Release January 06, 2006
A protein that seems to be pivotal in lifting depression has been discovered by a Nobel Laureate researcher funded by NIMH.
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