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Reuters reports that scientists in Austria have succesfully grown "mini brains" using stem cells. The study, published in Nature, showed that combining the stem cells with the appropriate nutrients for cell combination and organization allowed for the development of these mini organs. After a few months,...
A study in The British Journal of Psychiatry reveals that scientists have identified a way to more accurately differentiate between bipolar disorder and unipolar depression. Doctors often misdiagnose bipolar disorder due to the presence of depressive symptoms in the bipolar disorder. The study examined 18...

Genetic Mental Health

Can Genes Control Your Happiness?

The New York Times' Well Blog reports that levels and types of happiness may actually be linked to genetics. The study, published in Proceedings in the National Academy of the Sciences, identified "molecular mechanisms underlying the prospective health advantages associated with psychological well-being."...