Psychology (130 News)

Genetics May Play a Role in Being Happily Married

Mar 12, 2019 1:00 pm
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People fall in love for many reasons — similar interests, physical attraction, and shared values among them. But if they marry and stay toget...

Scientists Identify Brain Cells Involved in Insomnia

Mar 10, 2019 4:00 pm
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An international team of researchers has identified, for the first time, the cell types, areas and biological processes in the brain that mediate t...

A New Mouse Model Allows Study of Type I Diabetes in a Way not Previously Possible

Feb 21, 2019 1:00 pm
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Researchers at The University of Toledo have found a new way to replicate in lab mice the development and progression of Type I diabetes, a breakth...

A New Insight on Gene Mutations Associated With Autism

Feb 17, 2019 12:00 pm
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A McMaster scientist has co-led new research which suggests increased activity in neurons that are deficient in two genes could cause autism-relate...

Specific Genes Are Relevant to How Partners Provide and Receive Support From Each Other

Feb 12, 2019 4:00 pm
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The quality of your marriage could be affected by your genes, according to new research conducted at Binghamton University, State University of New...

A Large-Scale Gene Study Links Hundreds of Genes to Depression

Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm
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Hundreds of genes have been newly linked to depression, shedding light on the origins of the condition and highlighting personality types that coul...

How Is the Body's Clock Linked to Mental Health and Diseases?

Feb 4, 2019 12:00 pm
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A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light on how it links to mental health and d...

In a Novel Mouse Model, Epigenetic Regulation Negatively Impacts a Downstream Gene Involved in ASD

Feb 2, 2019 1:00 pm
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The causes of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are diverse and to some extent, unknown. But without doubt, they are complex, layered and deeply nuanc...

Genetic Variants Which Lead to Abnormal NMDAR Function Could Increase the Risk of Developing Schizophrenia

Jan 23, 2019 3:00 pm
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The N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) is a protein which normally carries signals between brain cells in response to a neurotransmitter called ...

A Genome-wide Association Study Finds Significant Genetic Overlap between Suicide and Depression

Jan 23, 2019 2:00 pm
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Yale researchers have discovered several genetic variants that signal the risk of serious suicide attempts and noted some variants have also been l...

Potential Connection between PAC1R Mutation and Severity of Social Deficits in Autism

Jan 10, 2019 3:00 pm
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A mutation of the gene PAC1R may be linked to the severity of social deficits experienced by kids with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), finds a stud...

New Insight into Early Development of Autism Spectrum Disorder

Jan 10, 2019 12:00 pm
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a relatively common developmental disorder of communication and behavior that affects about 1 in 59 children in t...

What is the Link between Obesity, Senescence and Anxiety?

Jan 8, 2019 1:00 pm
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Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have shown in mice that obesity increases the level of "zombie" or senescent cells in the brain...

Synapatic Protein That Regulates Anxiety Behaviors Offers a Therapeutic Target for Anxiety Disorders

Jan 7, 2019 1:00 pm
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Anxiety disorders are severe mental disorders in which patients suffer from intense fears and anxiety or from sudden, inexplicable panic attacks. I...

A Genetic Test to Measure Sociability in Dogs

Dec 29, 2018 12:00 pm
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Pet lovers seeking a better understanding of their four-footed friends might benefit from a new genetic test for sociability in dogs. While st...

Researchers Uncover a microRNA Cluster Involved in Social Behavior in Mammals

Dec 19, 2018 1:00 pm
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Heidelberg, 14 December 2018 - The recent discovery of microRNAs as key regulators of biological processes has fueled an explosion of research acti...

The Epigenetic Mechanism Involved in Schizophrenia

Dec 17, 2018 11:00 am
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A study using a PET scan tracer developed at the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has identified, for...

The Influence of Microglial Elimination on Preventing Hyper Immune Sensitivity after Stress

Dec 6, 2018 1:00 pm
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Using an animal model of chronic stress, researchers at The Ohio State University have shown that the immune cells of the brain, called microglia, ...

Does Your Environment Determine the Result of Your IQ?

Oct 2, 2018 10:00 am
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Is there a link between differences in IQ test performance and the activity of certain genes? Researchers from Charité – Universität...

Dopamine Neurons And Theire Roles In Diseases

Sep 30, 2018 9:00 am
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Dopamine neurons are located in the midbrain, but their tendril-like axons can branch far into the higher cortical areas, influencing how we move and ...


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