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Exploring how activity in the hippocampal CA2 region encodes social interactions

People with neuropsychiatric disorders sometimes exhibit anomalous social behaviors, such as antisocial tendencies or dramatic behavioral changes. These changes could be the manifestation of deficits in social memory, the ability to encode and retain information related to social interactions. Past neuroscientific studies suggest that the hippocampus region in the brain is responsible for the formation […]

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Women and suicide: The dangers of social isolation

Men have long been recognized as being most at risk of suicide, but the Office for National Statistics recently reported the highest annual rate of female suicides in the UK since 2004. This increase in female self-inflicted deaths comes at the same time as concerns the pandemic may increase the number of people who attempt […]

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COIVD-19: A barometer for social justice in New York City

In an editorial for the American Journal of Public Health, faculty from the CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) led by Dean Ayman El-Mohandes highlight the long-standing public health-related inequities among people of color in the United States—which have only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic—and call upon New York […]