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Not only trauma but also the reversal of trauma is inherited

Behaviors caused by traumatic experiences in early life are reversible. Researchers could demonstrate that environmental enrichment allows trauma-related symptoms in mice to be reversed. This is the first evidence that positive environmental factors ca…

Scientists learn more about how star-shaped brain cells help us learn

A molecule that enables strong communication between our brain and muscles appears to also aid essential communication between our neurons, scientists report.

3D Brain-on-a-chip

To study brain cell’s operation and test the effect of medication on individual cells, the conventional Petri dish with flat electrodes is not sufficient. For truly realistic studies, cells have to flourish within three-dimensional surroundings. Rese…

Rates of nonmedical prescription opioid use and opioid use disorder double in 10 years

Almost 10 million U.S. adults report misusing prescription opioids in 2012-2013.

United States parents not as happy as those without children, researcher says

Parents in the United States generally are not as happy as those who aren’t parents. Not only that, the U.S. has the largest “happiness gap” among parents compared to non-parents in 22 industrialized countries, according to a new report.

Scientists identify new switch to boost memory

New insight into the process that converts experiences into stable long-term memories has been uncovered by neurobiologists. The research team discovered that chemical modifications that add methyl groups to RNA, a process known as methylation, could s…