Better understanding of differences in susceptibility & resilience to chronic stress

In the first study to use ex vivo structural MRI and DTI to detect differences in local-brain-volume and tissue-diffusion properties associated with stress susceptibility/resilience, a team of researchers from Canada, USA and Singapore, including Ludmer Centre researchers (Meaney, O’Donnell, Bagot), found that stress-integrative brain regions shape the neural architecture underlying individual differences in susceptibility/resilience to chronic stress. These findings are important for our understanding of the neuroanatomy and may provide new therapeutic targets for stress-induced disorders. Read more