Centre of Experimental Medicine, Slovak Academy of Sciences
INSTITUTE OF NORMAL AND PATHOLOGICAL PHYSIOLOGY

Author: JB

In this study, we addressed the role of the hormone testosterone in stress response using a single-dose administration to healthy volunteers. We found that testosterone’s effects were dependent on the type of stressor: testosterone increased activation of the sympathetic autonomic nervous system to a somatic stressor, but decreased its activation elicited by a social stressor. […]

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Our colleagues Jakub Benko and Stanislava Vrankova published a review “Natural Psychoplastogens As Antidepressant Agents“. In it they summarise the up to date research on this newly defined drug class. The definition was put forward by Olson and colleagues based on a couple of research articles. They observed that several previously unrelated classes of drugs […]

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On Monday 10th June, our Institute had a pleasure to organise the “VIIIth Miniconference of PhD. Students”. This event serves as a training ground for PhD. students of the Centre for experimental medicine, in order to hone their presentation skills. Conference was opened by Barbora Konečná, PhD. from The Institute of Molecular Biomedicine, who kindly […]

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An article „Behavioral alterations induced by post-weaning isolation rearing of rats are accompanied by reduced VGF/BDNF/TrkB signaling in the hippocampus“ by our colleagues was published in Neurochemistry International. They report several findings: post-weaning social isolation leads to decrease in VGF/BDNF/TrkB signalisation isolation decreases nNOS mRNA in hippocampus these changes are more prominent at the level of mRNA […]

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Our colleagues, Dr. Marko, Dr. Riečanský and graduate student Michalko, have published a new article “Remote associates test: An empirical proof of concept.” The aim of this methodological study was to evaluate the core psychometric and conceptual assumptions of the Remote associates test (RAT), which is used to measure cognitive flexibility. Moreover, they developed a […]

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