Dr Coffman is currently studying the mechanisms by which chronic early-life stress increases adult disease risk, using zebrafish as a model organism to ask how such stress affects immune system development and regulation.
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Epidemiological studies have shown that chronic stress experienced very early in life—even prenatally—increases the risk of developing inflammatory disease in adulthood, including mental health disorders such as anxiety and depression.
In a new study, researchers have investigated neural circuits in rats to understand fearful memory retrieval, finding that place cell firing patterns are involved in avoidance behaviors.
In this literature review, the authors discuss the pathophysiology of both acute and chronic neuropsychiatric sequelae of concussions, plus the evaluation and management of these.
Researchers have uncovered a role for the gene FKBP5 in memory formation following traumatic events, and suggest that manipulation of the gene could help prevent PTSD.
Mice with increased levels of kynurenic acid display behaviors similar to traits seen in schizophrenia patients.
In this interview, we speak to Elena Minakova, a Fellow in Neonatology at UCLA who is investigating a role for Melanotan-II in reducing social deficits in autism.
This special report argues that many patients with chronic pain may not be significantly impacted by psychological factors, and that for those who are, cognitive–behavioral therapy is the treatment of choice.
Veronika Kiryanova discusses her recent work on maternal stress and offspring mental health, and her thoughts on how research such as this could impact future research and clinical practice.
Study investigates the connectivity of neurons from three areas of the brain that are closely associated with schizophrenia.