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  1. photo Orwellian nightmare: scientists now able to create or erase memories at willOrwellian nightmare: scientists now able to create or erase memories at willNews
    room, however. Mice whose memories had been tampered with did not show as much fear of the room where they had actually experienced the shock as mice whose memories were intact."Now that we canRead more
  2. photo How microbes in the gut influence anxiety, depressionHow microbes in the gut influence anxiety, depressionNews
    is connected to the brain via the vagus nerve, and is so influential that it's often referred to as the "second brain." When we experience sadness, fear or another emotional state, the gut is affected. And yetRead more
  3. photo Scientists can change your good memories into bad ones by manipulating brain cellsScientists can change your good memories into bad ones by manipulating brain cellsNews
    the mice to the shocks, the team put the mice in a different room and, by sending a blue light into their brain, effectively "reactivated" the original, fearful memory. They then gave the mice the optionRead more
  4. photo Hunger is a stronger motivational force than thirst, <b>fear</b> or anxietyHunger is a stronger motivational force than thirst, fear or anxietyNews
    -causing neurons before exposing them to a space containing the scent of foxes – creating an environment that triggered fear and anxiety. The hungry mice overcame their fear to obtain food, whileRead more
  5. photo Scientists easily reprogram childhood memories of adult study subjectsScientists easily reprogram childhood memories of adult study subjectsNews
    for a report published in June showing that SR-8993, a drug that acts on the brain's opioid receptors, can prevent a fear memory from formulating.To discover this, researchers strapped mice to a wooden boardRead more
  6. photo New study shows magic mushrooms repair brain damage caused by extreme traumaNew study shows magic mushrooms repair brain damage caused by extreme traumaNews
    cell growth and erases frightening memories. Mice conditioned to fear electric shock when hearing a noise associated with the shock "simply lost their fear", says Dr. Juan Sanchez-Ramos, who co-authoredRead more
  7. photo BPA plastics chemical causing sperm count declineBPA plastics chemical causing sperm count declineNews
    male lab mice to doses of the plastics chemical (bisphenol A) and estradiol, a synthetic form of estrogen used in contraceptives, in their food.Men, as well as the general population, are exposedRead more
  8. photo Scientists validate light therapy field of holistic medicine: light can halt painScientists validate light therapy field of holistic medicine: light can halt painNews
    to respond in different ways to varying types of light. The glow of a yellow light, for instance, was found to help alleviate pain in mice models, where special light-sensitive proteins known as opsins wereRead more
  9. photo Black plum leaf extract protects against fatal effects of radiationBlack plum leaf extract protects against fatal effects of radiationNews
    include hospital radio ads that encourage women to receive their annual mammogram. Not only does this instill fear and hypochondriac behavior, but it subjects women to doses of regular radiation.If youRead more
  10. photo Low-dose THC extinguishes brain inflammation and halts cognitive decline without the highLow-dose THC extinguishes brain inflammation and halts cognitive decline without the highNews
    the brain from cognitive deficits after lab-induced brain inflammation. The researchers decided to do an in vivo lab study with mice that they injected with "10 mg/kg of lipopolysccharide (LPS)," whichRead more

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Fear of mice

Disease

Fear of mice and rats is one of the most common specific phobias. It is sometimes referred to as musophobia (from Greek μῦς "mouse") or murophobia (a coinage from the taxonomic adjective "murine" for the Muridae family that encompasses mice and rats), or as suriphobia, from French souris, "mouse". Dr. Genna Crosser is believed to be the first to have witnessed a patient with this disorder. She...More