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World Leaders and Advocates Unite in Washington, D.C. for One Mission: Make Mental Health a Global Priority

Science Update

World leaders and advocates gathered in Washington, D.C. on April 13-15, 2015 to discuss making mental health a global priority.

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NIMH Grantees Named Recipients of Prestigious Presidential Award

Science Update

NIMH congratulates three NIMH grantees who received the 2016 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).

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Ketamine Lifts Depression via a Byproduct of its Metabolism

Press Release

A chemical byproduct, or metabolite, created as the body breaks down likely holds the secret to its rapid antidepressant action .

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Webinar: Analyzing and Using RDoC Data in Your Research

Institute Update

The NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) Unit hosts a webinar featuring a conversation with three NIMH-funded researchers who have approached the issue of how to analyze and integrate data that illustrate RDoC principles.

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Secrets to Our Smarts Hidden in the Folds of Our Cortex

Science Update

The more folding in the thinking parts of our brain, the smarter we are – to a degree.

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Biomarker Tracks Accelerated HIV-Associated Aging

Science Update

By measuring a molecular signature of aging, researchers have found that HIV infection accelerates aging, adding an average of five years to someone’s biological age.

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Distractible Mice Offer Clues to Attention Deficit

Science Update

A recent NIMH-funded study sheds new light on how the brain’s processing of sensory information, a key impairment in autism and ADHD, can affect higher level cognitive functions, such as attention and decision making.

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Facebook Q&A on Electroconvulsive Therapy

Science Update

On March 17, 2016, NIMH hosts a Facebook Q&A on electroconvulsive therapy with expert Dr. Sarah Lisanby.

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Students Explore the Brain with NIH Scientists

Press Release

Students explore the brain with NIH scientists in celebration of Brain Awareness Week (March 14-18, 2016).

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Circuit for Experience-Informed Decision-Making ID’d in Rats

Press Release

Scientists have discovered secrets of how the brain recalls experiences of being in a particular location in making informed choices.

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