Reconciling the Past with Pills: A New Approach to PTSD Treatment
Learning and Memory / Neuro News / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

Reconciling the Past with Pills: A New Approach to PTSD Treatment

Over a lifetime, the human brain stores countless memories.  Some are mundane and practical, others are subjective, and some influence our thinking and behaviour.  Not all of them are good. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) encompasses intrusive traumatic memories, which dictate behavior.  Currently, PTSD is treated with antidepressants and cognitive therapy, but it is often treatment … Continue reading

The Tenets of Tauists
Learning and Memory / Neuro News / Neurological and Psychiatric Disorders

The Tenets of Tauists

For the labs working tirelessly to understand the underpinnings of Alzheimer’s disease, there are often two camps: BAPtists and tau-ists.  The former subscribe to the beta amyloid cascade hypothesis that implicates amyloid plaque deposition as the primary culprit in causing memory loss and degeneration.  In this model, neuronal cell loss and axonal transport problems associated … Continue reading