Immunology

Antiviral protein linked to depressed mood in mice

The flu and other viral infections have long been known to cause mood changes, beyond the more familiar symptoms of fever and sore throat. A study in mice, published April 19, 2016 in Immunity, now reveals how the antiviral ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Genetic predictors of postpartum depression uncovered

Johns Hopkins researchers say they have discovered specific chemical alterations in two genes that, when present during pregnancy, reliably predict whether a woman will develop postpartum depression.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Exercise can slow onset of Alzheimer's memory loss, study reports

(Medical Xpress)—Keeping active can slow down the progression of memory loss in people with Alzheimer's disease, a study has shown. A team of researchers from The University of Nottingham has identified a stress hormone ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

First blood test to diagnose major depression in teens

A Northwestern Medicine scientist has developed the first blood test to diagnose major depression in teens, a breakthrough approach that allows an objective diagnosis by measuring a specific set of genetic markers found in ...

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