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LDAIR, a lncRNA regulates seasonal changes in stress response: Unraveling the mechanism for seasonal adaptation in animals

Biologists at the National Institute for Basic Biology and the Institute of Transformative Bio-Molecules (ITbM) at Nagoya University have discovered that long non-coding RNA regulates seasonal changes in stress response in medaka fish. The results of this study were reported in Nature Ecology & Evolution. In temperate zones, the environment fluctuates greatly depending on the […]

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A new model to trial preventative treatments for schizophrenia

Neuroscientists at The University of Queensland have developed a new animal model of schizophrenia that will enable researchers around the world to better understand the disease and develop new treatments. Schizophrenia, which affects around 7 people in 1000, is a poorly understood group of mental disorders that disrupt cognition and behaviour. Common hallmarks include delusions, […]

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How bad will my postpartum depression be in 12 months? ‘Game-changing’ study uses four factors to accurately predict severity, longevity of postpartum depression

A new Northwestern Medicine study was able to successfully predict if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth by identifying four maternal characteristics that put her at risk. Identifying these factors early in the postpartum period will allow mothers to seek treatment earlier and improve their chance […]