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Link between depression and inflammatory response found in mice: New treatments for mood disorders?

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:11+00:00 December 21st, 2010|Categories: Depression/Anxiety, Research|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ScienceDaily (2010-12-20) -- Researchers may have found a clue to the blues that can come with the flu -- depression may be triggered by the same mechanisms that enable the immune system to respond to infection. In a new study, scientists activated the immune system in mice to produce "despair-like" behavior that has similarities to depression [...]

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Inherited immunity?

By | 2016-10-05T06:46:12+00:00 June 15th, 2009|Categories: Books, Genetics|Tags: , , , , |

I'm currently reading (amongst the other 25 books I'm reading) Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the "Immigrant Menace" by Alan M. Kraut. The book is a fascinating historical look at how epidemics are spread, and the politics and class issues that are involved in determining the cause and treatment of epidemics. While reading the book, I [...]

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