Experiments in Rodents Suggest Feasibility of Modifying or Erasing Traumatic Fear Memories
Researchers led by BBRF Scientific Council member and 2017 Distinguished Investigator Stephen Maren, Ph.D., report they have demonstrated in animal experiments the ability to retrieve and weaken or… Read More
Researchers Explore Whether L-DOPA Can Help PTSD Patients Learn to Extinguish Fear Memories
A team of researchers has reported progress in testing a new approach involving the dopamine system that they hope may help reduce symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read More
Diagnosing bipolar disorder can be difficult. While it is not hard to distinguish between its two characteristic phases—the high spirits of mania and the low spirits of depression—it is challenging… Read More
Is Reversing Age-Related Memory Loss Possible? Boosting Levels of a Protein Found in Bones and Brain Suggest a Possible Method
Two things that we often associate with the normal human aging process are bone loss and memory loss. In a remarkable development, research in the Columbia University laboratories of Nobel laureate… Read More
NAC Medication Improves Working Memory in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Patients with Psychosis
Patients with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder who suffer symptoms of psychosis given two grams of the medication N-acetylcysteine (NAC) showed improved performance on working memory tests after 6… Read More