Tag Archives: Bruce McEwen
New research shows that when mice experience chronic stress, neurons within part of their brain’s fear and anxiety center, the amygdala, retract. It also suggests how such changes could be prevented. More »
Even under repeated stress, the brain maintains the potential to adapt and recover. Researchers have shown how changes in gene expression cause these transitory opportunities to open up. Their results suggest well-timed treatment could change the trajectory of a brain suffering from depression or other disorder. More »
There’s no such thing as a male or female brain, study finds “These results add to a complex picture that you’d never guess from media accounts and pop psych books. After decades of research, ‘we’re still debating the question … More »
Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us “Bruce McEwen, a neuroscientist who studies stress at Rockefeller University in New York, said the fear can lead people to change their lifestyle, making them isolate themselves, lose … More »
Brave or reckless? Thrill-seekers’ brains can tell you “‘It really has to do with the reckless and the brave,’ says Bruce McEwen at Rockefeller University, New York, who wasn’t involved with the work. The brave feel fear but are … More »
Some bounce back from stress, while others struggle with it, even developing anxiety and depression as a result. In experiments with mice, researchers have revealed the molecular origins of this so-called stress gap.