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New review suggests there is “no convincing evidence” that low serotonin levels cause depression

A widely held belief about the relationship between serotonin and depression is being contested by a University College London research group. (Credit: Bryan Bruno/MidCityTMS) The serotonin theory of depression postulates serotonin

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CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing shown to change social behaviors in animal models

A Georgia State University research team has used CRISPR gene editing technology to show how the Avpr1a receptor affects social behaviors in hamsters. CRISPR-Cas9 technology was utilized by a team

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Gut metabolite found to affect brain function through reduction of glial cells

A Caltech research team has demonstrated how gut metabolite, 4-ethylphenyl sulfate (4EPS), induces anxiety-like behaviors in mice through the reduction of oligodendrocytes. For the last decade, many papers have been

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Antidepressant fluvoxamine shown to significantly reduce hospitalizations due to COVID-19

A new randomized-controlled trial has shown fluvoxamine, an antidepressant, significantly reduces hospitalizations due to COVID-19 (79 [11%] of 741 in the fluvoxamine group .vs. 119 [16%] of 756 in the

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Physical exercise associated with lower long-term incidence of anxiety

Over the course of a multidecade longitudinal study, the researchers discovered that exercise reduces the risk of incurring future anxiety disorders by 62%. In a recently published study, a Swedish

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Physical exercise and antidepressants similarly effective in reducing depressive symptoms in the short-term

When compared to the antidepressant treatment group, physical exercise as a therapy alternative was equally beneficial in alleviating depressive symptoms in the short term (1 month). Depression is a common