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Anxious? Cellular roots of anxiety identified

From students stressing over exams to workers facing possible layoffs, worrying about the future is a normal and universal experience. But when people’s anticipation of bad things to come starts interfering with daily life, ordinary worry can turn into an anxiety disorder. About one in four adults will struggle with anxiety at some point in

Exploring the brain’s role in stress-induced anxiety​​​

July 23, 2015 By Jim Dryden BRUCHAS LABORATORY Neurons in the mouse brain appear green as they produce a substance that makes them sensitive to light. The red marks the presence of norepinephrine, which surges under stress. Calming a neural circuit in the brain can alleviate stress in mice, according to new research that could

NIH award funds research into tiny devices that shine light on brain disorders

Washington University in St. Louis, by Jim Dreyden ~ November 12, 2013 To better understand and one day provide improved treatments for depression, addiction and anxiety, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are using tiny, electronic devices to identify and map neural circuits in the brain. The innovative work has been