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Fear-eliminating Drug Works in Rats

• LiveScience

Rats that are shocked when they hear a certain tone typically freeze up upon hearing that sound later. A drug injected into their brains can reduce this fear nearly as well as a fear-erasing training method.

The work suggests scientists might be able to develop new types of drugs for the treatment of anxiety disorders, which affect an estimated 40 million adults nationwide every year.  


2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Anonymous
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 Ask any soldier who fought in Somalia.  This is no great discovery.

Comment by Found Zero
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Terrific. Can we find one that works on sheep?

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