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Childhood trauma leaves its mark on the DNA of some victims

December 02, 2012
Gene-environment interaction causes lifelong dysregulation of stress hormones [more]
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Anna Monika Prize awarded to Prof. Rainer Rupprecht

November 27, 2012
For his studies on neurosteroids and the functional modulation of ion channels in neurons, Max Planck Fellow Rainer Rupprecht has been awarded the Anna Monika Prize. The other prize, as decided in 2011, went to Prof. Eric Nestler for his merits in more than 20 years of excellent depression research. The awards ceremony took place on November 24, during the 2012 Annual Meeting of the German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Berlin.Since 1994, the Anna Monika Foundation has awarded prizes to scientists for outstanding research activities on the biological causes and functional disorders of depression. [more]
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Tomas Hökfelt honored with Golden Kraepelin Medal

November 15, 2012
The Foundation "Deutsche Forschungsanstalt für Psychiatrie" has awarded one of the most prestigious prizes in the field of Psychiatric Neurosciences to the Swedish physician and scientist Professor Dr. Tomas Hökfelt. The Emeritus Professor of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm has been honoured for his life's work, the research on the chemical communication in the nervous system. His work has had a significant impact on our contemporary concept of psychiatric disorders. As 5th prize winner of the Golden Kraepelin Medal within the last 20 years, Prof. Hökfelt is one of the most outstanding researchers of our time. The prize was awarded on November 15th, 2012, on the occasion of the 90th anniversary of the opening of the clinic of the Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry. [more]
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Learning requires rhythmical activity of neurons

September 18, 2012
Memory-forming signal transmission in the hippocampus elucidated [more]
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The seat of meta-consciousness in the brain

July 23, 2012
Studies of lucid dreamers visualize which centres of the brain are active when we become aware of ourselves [more]
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Prof. Florian Holsboer has been awarded the Robert Pfleger Research Prize 2012

June 30, 2012
This year's prize award appreciates medical research in the field of depression and infection biology [more]
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Small molecules are supposed to correct pathological stress response

March 30, 2012
Max Planck scientists design chemical compounds for future drugs for treatment of anxiety disorders and depression [more]
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Prof. Walter Zieglgänsberger has been awarded an honorary doctorate by the TUM

March 05, 2012
Nowadays, the technical term „pain memory“ is well-known, not only among scientists and physicians but also among ordinary persons. Walter Zieglgänsberger has coined this expression with his scientific work concerning the causes and the chronification of painful conditions. For his outstanding achievements in the field of pain research, the TUM (Technische Universität München) awarded Prof. Walter Zieglgänsberger an honorary doctorate. [more]
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Nose spray for panic attacks?

January 31, 2012
Current study on mice documents the anxiety-reducing effect of intranasally administered neuropeptide S [more]
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Majority of depressive patients show altered stress reactivity

January 23, 2012
Important findings for future development of antidepressants [more]
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