Investigators have identified new signaling mechanisms utilized by endocannabinoids to regulate a subset of neurons in response to stress, according to recent findings published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
A new Northwestern Medicine study has discovered that a key emotional brain center, the amygdala, releases endogenous cannabinoid molecules under stress, and these molecules dampen the incoming stress alarm from the hippocampus, a memory and emotion center in the brain.
Sexual minority women have a higher risk of postpartum depression but are less likely to have their sexual identities documented in electronic medical records, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in JAMA Psychiatry.
The location of a brain lesion could give clues as to whether or not it will cause seizures later on in life, according to the findings of a new multicenter study published in JAMA Neurology.
Sandra Weintraub, PhD, professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Division of Psychology and associate director of the Northwestern Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in the Mesulam Center for Cognitive Neurology and Alzheimer’s Disease, was recently appointed to the Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Elder Law.
Targeting calcium signaling in neurons may represent a promising therapeutic approach for treating a rare form of schizophrenia, according to a Northwestern Medicine study.
Transgender and nonbinary youth experienced sustained improvements in depression and anxiety over two years after starting treatment with gender-affirming hormones, according to a recent study.
Feinberg has established the Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience, a collaborative hub created to unite interdisciplinary scientists to understand neural mechanisms underlying mental illness, elucidate mechanisms of psychotropic drug action and develop novel therapeutics.
A team of Northwestern investigators led by Peter Penzes, PhD, has developed a new therapy that could treat Phelan-McDermid syndrome, a subtype of autism spectrum disorder.
Damage to particular regions of the brain may influence addiction behaviors, providing insight into potential therapeutic targets for substance use disorders.