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Working human forebrain circuits assembled in a lab dish

Peering into laboratory glassware, researchers have watched stem-cell-derived nerve cells arising in a specific region of the human brain migrate into another brain region. This process recapitulates what’s been believed to occur in a developing fetus,…

Cannabis use in adolescence linked to schizophrenia

A new study points to cannabis as a trigger for schizophrenia. The research finds that smoking pot or using cannabis in other ways during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia in individuals already susceptible to the disorder.

In a neuro-techno future, human rights laws will need to be revisited

New human rights laws to prepare for advances in neurotechnology may put the ‘freedom of the mind’ at risk.

Immune system, brain structure and memory linked

Scientists have demonstrated that both the structure of the brain and several memory functions are linked to immune system genes.

Emotional overeating in children linked to home environment not genes

Overeating by children who are stressed or upset is mainly influenced by their home environment and not by their genes, according to new research led by UCL.

Study finds first molecular genetic evidence of PTSD heritability

A large new study from the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium provides the first molecular genetic evidence that genetic influences play a role in the risk of getting Posttraumatic Stress Disorder…