Discovery of novel brain fear mechanisms offers target for anxiety-reducing drugs

Journal Reference: Elena Paci, Charlotte Lawrenson, Jasmine Pickford, Robert AR Drake, Bridget M Lumb, Richard Apps. Cerebellar modulation of memory encoding in the periaqueductal grey and fear behaviour. eLife, 2022; 11 DOI: 10.7554/eLife.76278 Existing anxiety-reducing drugs are not always effective for all patients and often have unwanted side effects. Understanding the brain networks and mechanisms … Read more

New study uncovers brain circuits that control fear responses

Journal Reference: Alex Fratzl, Alice M. Koltchev, Nicole Vissers, Yu Lin Tan, Andre Marques-Smith, A. Vanessa Stempel, Tiago Branco, Sonja B. Hofer. Flexible inhibitory control of visually evoked defensive behavior by the ventral lateral geniculate nucleus. Neuron, 2021; DOI: 10.1016/j.neuron.2021.09.003 The study, published today in Neuron, identifies a new brain circuit in the ventral lateral … Read more

Company survey: top managers fear for their jobs worldwide

Company survey top managers fear for their jobs worldwide

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Olympia: fear of a CoV infection is growing

Olympia fear of a CoV infection is growing

The closer the games get, the greater the fear of infection, said snowboarder Alessandro Hämmerle. However, the medal candidate did not completely isolate himself in the end. “If I just hide at home, I’ll be dumb until the race. Then I probably won’t be among the front runners at the Olympics either.” There is a … Read more

Football Bundesliga between easy relaxation and fear of omicons

Football Bundesliga between easy relaxation and fear of omicons

Some relaxation During the short winter break, numerous professionals brought Corona with them from their vacation and first had to be quarantined. That is now over for many. At RB Leipzig, for example, Dani Olmo, Benjamin Henrichs and Solomon Bonnah are back in training after surviving the infection. Those responsible across the national league hope … Read more

Alpine skiing: The fear of CoV is growing in the World Cup

Alpine skiing The fear of CoV is growing in the

In Wengen in the Bernese Oberland, four World Cup races for men will take place from Thursday. Several thousand visitors are expected to attend the events from Friday. “Basically, I see it as positive that the states are finally starting to open up the country a bit again,” admitted Matthias Mayer, but added: “It is … Read more

How micro-circuits in the brain regulate fear

Journal Reference: Nigel Whittle, Jonathan Fadok, Kathryn P. MacPherson, Robin Nguyen, Paolo Botta, Steffen B. E. Wolff, Christian Müller, Cyril Herry, Philip Tovote, Andrew Holmes, Nicolas Singewald, Andreas Lüthi, Stéphane Ciocchi. Central amygdala micro-circuits mediate fear extinction. Nature Communications, 2021; 12 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-24068-x What was known so far is that distinct nerve cells interact … Read more

Marialuisa Jacobelli between pilates, diet, Mbappé and calendar: “The criticisms? No fear…”

Marialuisa Jacobelli between pilates diet Mbappe and calendar The criticisms

Face to face with the protagonist of the “For Men 2022” calendar by Cairo Editore, on newsstands from 7 December Gregorio Spigno December 4th – Milano “Can we meet in a bar? I know it’s not the best for an interview, but it’s close to the gym where I do Pilates ”. To agree on … Read more

The brain uses bodily signals to regulate fear

Journal Reference: Alexandra S. Klein, Nate Dolensek, Caroline Weiand, Nadine Gogolla. Fear balance is maintained by bodily feedback to the insular cortex in mice. Science, 2021; 374 (6570): 1010 DOI: 10.1126/science.abj8817 We usually experience fear as extremely unpleasant. Nevertheless, this emotion has a crucial function: it prevents us from engaging in too risky behaviors. However, … Read more