Chronic stress that changes the function of a tiny group of neurons known to be important to energy homeostasis in the body as well prompting us to pick up a fork when we are hungry may contribute to depression.
Renowned pharmacologist, molecular behavioral neuroscientist who is pursuing better treatment targets for PTSD, depression and Alzheimer’s has been named chair of the MCG Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine.
MCG scientists are exploring how improving the function of our older fat may just help our brains and lower Alzheimer’s risk.
Dr. Xin-Yun Lu and her team have found inactive SIRT1 in the prefrontal cortex. Activating it may help turn classic symptoms of depression around, particularly in males.
Dr. Xin-Yun Lu, an established investigator pursuing the potential of two fat-cell derived hormones as novel therapies for depression and PTSD, has been named professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine at the Medical...