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Genetic treatment may provide a new approach to addressing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Genetic treatment may provide a new approach to addressing obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

Single biomarker in the blood can accurately indicate underlying neurodegeneration

Single biomarker in the blood can accurately indicate underlying neurodegeneration

Adolescents with higher omega-3 levels in blood are less likely to acquire psychotic illness

Adolescents with higher omega-3 levels in blood are less likely to acquire psychotic illness

Study shows how mitochondrial function impacts schizophrenia in patients with genetic disorder

Study shows how mitochondrial function impacts schizophrenia in patients with genetic disorder

Study: Individuals who recovered from depression had increased level of serotonin transporter

Study: Individuals who recovered from depression had increased level of serotonin transporter

Study identifies single protein key to regulating sex differences in Parkinson’s disease

Study identifies single protein key to regulating sex differences in Parkinson’s disease

Study reveals genetic risk factors for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder

Study reveals genetic risk factors for childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder

Targeting epigenetic mechanisms to advance pharmacological treatments for alcoholism

Targeting epigenetic mechanisms to advance pharmacological treatments for alcoholism

Gender difference accounts for major psychiatric disorders

Gender difference accounts for major psychiatric disorders

Tiny population of neurons may play a significant role in depression

Tiny population of neurons may play a significant role in depression

Brain protein that causes Alzheimer's also protects against the disease

Brain protein that causes Alzheimer's also protects against the disease

Scientists implicate disruption in prenatal neurogenesis in the development of autism

Scientists implicate disruption in prenatal neurogenesis in the development of autism

New report highlights coffee's effect on sleep

New report highlights coffee's effect on sleep

Scientists identify specific genes associated with post-traumatic stress disorder

Scientists identify specific genes associated with post-traumatic stress disorder

Caffeinated coffee helps to minimize reductions in attention and cognitive function

Caffeinated coffee helps to minimize reductions in attention and cognitive function

Metabolites may be predictive indicators for recurrent major depressive disorder

Metabolites may be predictive indicators for recurrent major depressive disorder

Many light smokers meet the criteria for nicotine addiction

Many light smokers meet the criteria for nicotine addiction

Study shows how the brain navigates places and tracks someone else in the same location

Study shows how the brain navigates places and tracks someone else in the same location

Study shows cocaine use in mice leads to formation of synapses

Study shows cocaine use in mice leads to formation of synapses

Scientists develop new antimicrobial molecules from toxic proteins in wasp venom

Scientists develop new antimicrobial molecules from toxic proteins in wasp venom