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Switching modes of signaling by β-catenin are associated with consecutive cell fate specificaton and progenitor proliferation to form the sensory neurons of dorsal root ganglia.
In psychosocial intervention research an attention placebo control is considered a valid control, though in practice suitable attention placebo controls are not often used. The methodological and ethical requirements are discussed, along with the need to adapt placebo research for psychosocial RCTs.
The ‘Emerging mental health systems in low- and middle-income countries’ (EMERALD) program aims to improve treatment and care of patients; Graham Thornicroft and colleagues discuss how EMERALD will strengthen mental health systems and reduce stigma.
Depression scales typically rely on quantifying the number of symptoms reported; Eiko Fried and Randolph Nesse argue that depressive symptoms differ from each other, and should be considered individually to assess the severity of depression.
Mark Pellegrino and Cole Haynes, in a topical review, explain how mitochondrial stress leads to failures of mitochondrial protein import that are exploited to trigger the repair or the segregation and destruction of damaged mitochondria in infection and disease
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