Researchers identify a class of neurons that are most active during non-REM sleep

Typically, pyramidal cells and GABAergic interneurons in the brain are activated simultaneously. A team of neuroscientists at New York University, however, recently identified a unique class of neurons that do not fire at the same time as all principal neurons, cells and interneurons. Interestingly, the team found that these specific […]

Most European countries ignore patients with severe mental illness in COVID-19 vaccine strategy

A survey by Europe’s main psychiatric and mental health patient organizations shows that only 4 out of 20 European countries prioritize COVID vaccinations for individuals with severe mental disorders (such as psychosis and mood problems), despite a wealth of scientific evidence showing that these patients are amongst the most at […]

Modeling study suggests mitigation efforts can prevent most college campus COVID cases

As colleges and universities consider strategies for the spring semester to keep COVID-19 cases down, a study conducted by experts in epidemic modeling may help shed light on what mitigation strategies may be most effective, both in terms of infections prevented and cost. Investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Massachusetts […]

Most young people with increased suicide risk only display ‘mild to moderate’ mental distress: study

The vast majority of young people who self-harm or experience suicidal thoughts appear to have only mild or moderate mental distress, instead of more obvious symptoms associated with a diagnosable disorder, according to a new study. As such, measures to reduce suicide risk in young people should focus on the […]