depression

The Neanderthal Within

January 24, 2017
In the article Neanderthals Were People Too, Jon Mooallem describes an electric moment where he felt a visceral connection to our long lost human cousins. Watching a group of archeologist...
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A Real Nail Biter

October 25, 2016
A lot of people bite their nails. It’s not that unusual, but researchers looking at the underlying biology for individuals who do it often are learning that frequent nail-biting may...
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Genetics found to influence risk of chronic pain and depression

August 23, 2016
Your genetics, whether your partner suffers from chronic pain and the environment you share with your partner, all contribute to your own risk for having the condition, according to a...
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New genetic variants found to influence major depression risk

August 01, 2016
In a new study, scientists have found genetic markers associated with depression in people of European descent. In what is by far the largest study of its kind focused on...
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The role of genetics in well-being

April 18, 2016
Dan Benjamin, an Associate Professor of Economics at USC and on the principal investigators with the Social Science Genetic Association Consortium. In one of the largest-ever genome wide association study...
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New genetic variants found to influence likelihood of being a morning person

February 02, 2016
In a new study published today in Nature Communications, 23andMe researchers identified 15 genetic variants associated with being a morning person, including four genetic variants never before connected to sleep...
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This Year’s Top Ten Stories in Genetics

December 28, 2015
Starting in January with the launch of the ambitious Precision Medicine Initiative in the United States, 2015 finished with a heated debate around the appropriate use of technology that allows...
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Steady On

February 25, 2015
Like all good photographers Alan Babbitt sees what’s invisible to most of us. With a steady hand and a willingness to go almost anywhere for a good shot, Alan spent...
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What Patients Say Works For Depression

February 05, 2014
For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this infographic, click here. By Alex Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether The top treatments for depression are simple lifestyle changes, according to patients who...
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What Patients Say Works for Anxiety

May 13, 2013
For the live-updated, fully-labelled, interactive version of this graphic, click here. By Alexandra Carmichael, Co-Founder of CureTogether Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 18 percent...
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