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A Weizmann Institute method for tracking the effects of drugs on zebrafish may help develop improved therapies for depression and other mood-...

A section of a mouse brain under the microscope. The yellow color shows the complex structure of a mature oligodendrocyte, with numerous branches that reach out to the surrounding cells

A new study in mice could pave the way to personalized therapy for depression, anxiety and other stress-related disorders known to produce...

Maskit Golan, "Isolation and staring at the horizon during COVID-19"

Using comprehensive digital questionnaires, Weizmann Institute of Science researchers map out the impact that COVID-19 has had on the levels...

Avocado - a fruit abundant with beta-sitosterol. Photo credit: Shutterstock

Mice receiving the plant-derived substance were less anxious than the controls

Chen lab mouse adrenals exhibit stress

Uncovering the activities of the organs, tissues and cells responsible for the body’s stress response as they’ve never before been seen revealed...

human amygdala and cortex

The price we pay for our advanced brains may be a greater tendency to disorders

MeCP2 and neurons

The discovery of a new neural mechanism underlying anxiety points to possible treatments

Humans are exposed to stress at different intensities throughout life

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute prevented the onset of eating disorders through dietary intervention

An entire mouse brain viewed from above: Neuronal extensions connect the two amygdalas

Weakening communication between two parts of the brain in mice reduced their fear levels

social fish

Fish with two genes for a crucial protein are helping researchers understand its function in neurodevelopmental disorders