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Northeastern University researchers are mapping the brain signals of female rats to find more effective treatments for human women with PTSD

Northeastern University researchers are mapping the brain signals of female rats to find more effective treatments for human women with PTSD

Associate professor Rebecca Shansky is trying to understand the connection between the amount of an estrogen hormone and treatments for PTSD.
Most biomedical research is done on male animals. That’s a public health problem.

Most biomedical research is done on male animals. That’s a public health problem.

Most of the research for treatments for PTSD and depression has been done on male animals, which means they might not work on women.
Northeastern neuroscientist joins Dalai Lama to explore spirituality and science
While many researchers and scholars examine trauma at the community or individual level, Rebecca Shansky investigates it a single neuron at a time. Photo by Adam Glanzman/Northeastern University.

Northeastern neuroscientist joins Dalai Lama to explore spirituality and science

Professor’s seminar on scientific literature paves the road to creative thinking

Professor’s seminar on scientific literature paves the road to creative thinking

Researchers’ preclinical trial upends conventional wisdom about responses to fear

Researchers’ preclinical trial upends conventional wisdom about responses to fear

Northeastern assistant professor of psychology Rebecca Shansky provides insights into new treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder.
What lights their fire

What lights their fire

3Qs: Gender balance in biomedical research

3Qs: Gender balance in biomedical research

3Qs: Analyzing ‘Linsanity’

3Qs: Analyzing ‘Linsanity’