Issue Date: March 9, 2015 | Web Date: March 6, 2015
Helping Brains Relieve Anxiety
A new study suggests a strategy to treat anxiety might be to design drugs that help the brain’s own regulatory circuitry kick in and tune down hyperactive neurons.
The study’s authors focus on a part of the brain that processes fear and other emotions—the amygdala. In anxious mice, the researchers found, this region of the brain plays host to an overactive enzyme that disrupts a regulatory signaling system responsible for preventing nerve cells from becoming . . .
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