under the microscope

FDA approves new antidepressant containing ketamine

“Esketamine represents the first depression drug in years to be approved that works via a completely different mechanism in the brain, as compared to the previous generation of medications. For many with treatment-resistant depression, the new drug offers newfound hope […]

better doing

Why your brain needs idle time.

A great reminder to step back and let off the gas regularly. “Research suggests that idle time, where the brain is wandering, is critical for complex mental processing.” | learn more

under the microscope

Germs in your gut are talking to your brain.

This is from the NYT, so not quite as technical as typical articles in this section. “The body’s microbial community may influence the brain and behavior, perhaps even playing a role in dementia, autism and other disorders.” | learn more