Researchers discover DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear

Related video Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. The findings, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders. Professor Timothy Bredy of UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) said while fear is an important […]

Melanoma brain metastases are immunosuppressive with treatment-resistant metabolism

Related video Melanoma tumors that have spread to the brain are equipped to thwart immunotherapies and targeted therapies that succeed against tumors growing in other sites. Researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center report in Cancer Discovery that the heavy reliance of these tumors on a specific metabolic pathway presents a potentially […]

Extinguishing fear memories relies on an unusual change to DNA

Related video Researchers at The University of Queensland have discovered a DNA modification that enhances our ability to extinguish fear. The findings, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, could help guide the development of new treatments for fear-related anxiety disorders. Professor Timothy Bredy of UQ’s Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) said while fear is an important […]

New method to assess effectiveness of psychotherapies for social anxiety disorder

Related video The effectiveness of psychotherapies for social anxiety disorder (SAD) is typically evaluated using self- and clinician-reported symptom change, while biomarkers of treatment response are rarely measured. This randomized controlled trial aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of single-session group interventions for SAD – imagery rescripting and verbal restructuring versus waitlist control (WC). The imagery […]

Mapping brain circuits in newborns may aid early detection of autism

Related video A new map of newborn babies’ brains offers details of structure that will provide a new reference for researchers studying both typical brain development and neurological disorders. Using noninvasive, 20-minute magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans, researchers have revealed some of the complex and precisely organized brain architecture that emerges as the brain reshapes […]