Asia’s Rising Scientists: Vidita Vaidya

Neuroscientist Vidita Vaidya is most interested in learning how stress in its many forms affects the brain and how it functions. Nurfilzah Rohaidi | August 29, 2016 | Features Vidita VaidyaPrincipal InvestigatorDepartment of Biological SciencesTata Institute of Fundamental Research, India AsianScientist (Aug. 29, 2016) – How do the brain and body respond to stress? When in life are our stress responses shaped, and what are the mechanisms behind this phenomenon? Neuroscientist Vidita Vaidya of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, India hopes to shed some light on these questions. Her research so far has shown, for example, that traumatic events in the early window of life—from birth to about the age of 12—leads to aging-related effects a few years later, where the hippocampus’ ability to generate new neurons is impaired.…

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