Finding a better route to treating social anxiety disorder may lie in another part of the brain, researchers suggest — ScienceDaily

Studies have long suggested that oxytocin — a hormone that can also act as a neurotransmitter — regulates prosocial behavior such as empathy, trust and bonding, which led to its popular labeling as the “love hormone.” Mysteriously, oxytocin has also been shown to play a role in antisocial behaviors and emotions, including reduced cooperation, envy and anxiety. How oxytocin could exert such opposite roles had largely remained a mystery, but a new UC Davis study sheds light on how this may work.

Working with California mice, UC Davis researches showed that the “love hormone” oxytocin can sometimes have antisocial effects depending on where in the brain it is made. (Mark Chappell/UC Riverside)

While most oxytocin is produced in an area of the brain known as the hypothalamus, some oxytocin is produced in another brain area known as the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis, or BNST. The BNST is known

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MOX Announces New Telescent Automation Technology on Its Latest Hillsboro to Portland Fiber Route

EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–MOX Networks, LLC (“MOX”), a leading fiber-optic network specialist, announced today that it has partnered with Telescent, Inc, an innovator of physical Software-Defined Networking (SDN) at the fiber optic physical layer, to bring fiber layer automation to MOX’s new Hillsboro to Portland fiber route. Telescent’s Gen 4 Network Topology Manager (G4 NTM), a remotely controlled reconfigurable fiber optic patch-panel and cross-connect, will implement physical layer automation and virtualization for MOX customers. With their patented robotic technology in place, fiber optic connections between network devices can be provisioned, tested, and delivered without a technician dispatch (near real time) for customers at each end of MOX’s new Pacific Northwest fiber route. The G4 NTM allows MOX to reduce the service delivery interval, support customers in real time, and locate cable faults automatically should they arise.

Available as early as Q4 2020, MOX looks forward to extending this

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