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Neuroscientists Reveal How Brain Circuits Are Affected by Infections in Mothers and Newborns

McLean Hospital neuroscientists have found that immune system activation during pregnancy and right at birth can cause alterations in an offspring’s brain neural circuits during young adulthood that are consistent with behavioral symptoms common in autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other developmental conditions. The detailed findings are available in the March 28, 2018, issue of the Journal of...

Collaborations Draw Top Researchers Leaders To McLean

Despite coming from very different places geographically, two of the world’s most esteemed neuroscientists found opportunity half the world away in the very same place: McLean Hospital. As a graduate student at the Russian Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, Russia, Vadim Bolshakov, PhD, could not have predicted that his career path would lead him out of his home country to America. In fact,...

Increased Brain Activity May Hold Key to Eliminating PTSD

In a new paper published in the current issue of Neuron, McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers report that increased activity in the medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) of the brain is linked to decreased activity in the amygdala, the portion of the brain used in the creation of memories of events that scared those exposed. According to author Vadim Bolshakov, PhD, director of the...

Protein Synthesis Blocker May Hold Key to Reducing Effects of Traumatic Events

Reducing fear and stress following a traumatic event could be as simple as providing a protein synthesis blocker to the brain, report a team of researchers from McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, McGill University, and Massachusetts General Hospital in a paper published in the March 4 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “This is an important basic neuroscience finding...