anxiety

Anti-anxiety medication limits empathetic behavior in rats

June 27, 2016

UChicago neuroscientist Peggy Mason studies empathy--specifically how rats (and presumably other mammals like humans) show empathy toward each other. But in a new study, rats that were given anti-anxiety medications didn't free a companion in distress, showing that they have to be able to feel the anxiety of their fellow rats to help out. [Read more]

A New Model for Anxiety…and More

May 15, 2012

by Rob Mitchum An advantage and disadvantage of hypothesis-free studies looking for genes associated with various traits or diseases is that they often point to genetic candidates that don’t make immediate sense. One example of this occurrence [Read more]