Category Archives: Depression

Air Pollution and Cognitive / Behavioral Impairment

Prenatal Exposure to Common Air Pollutants Linked to Cognitive and Behavioral Impairment http://www.chla.org Everyday pollutants in and outside the home can be bad for the environment…and bad for your baby’s brain LOS ANGELES (March 25, 2015)- Researchers at the Institute … Continue reading

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Nature Special – Innovations in the Microbiome

Innovations in the Microbiome ========================= **The Microbes Within David Grogan http://links.ealert.nature.com/ctt?kn=98&ms=NDgxMDM3OTcS1&r=MjA1NzQ2MzIyOAS2&b=2&j=NjIzMTMwNzQxS0&mt=1&rt=0 **Gut Microbiome: The Peacekeepers Moises Velasquez-Manoff http://links.ealert.nature.com/ctt?kn=81&ms=NDgxMDM3OTcS1&r=MjA1NzQ2MzIyOAS2&b=2&j=NjIzMTMwNzQxS0&mt=1&rt=0 **Why Microbiome Treatments Could Pay Off Soon Rob Knight http://links.ealert.nature.com/ctt?kn=90&ms=NDgxMDM3OTcS1&r=MjA1NzQ2MzIyOAS2&b=2&j=NjIzMTMwNzQxS0&mt=1&rt=0 **The Gene–Microbe Link Ruth E. Ley http://links.ealert.nature.com/ctt?kn=88&ms=NDgxMDM3OTcS1&r=MjA1NzQ2MzIyOAS2&b=2&j=NjIzMTMwNzQxS0&mt=1&rt=0 **Your Microbes at Work: Fiber … Continue reading

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Brain Inflammation and Depression – 30% increase

New biological evidence reveals link between brain inflammation and major depression http://www.camh.ca TORONTO (Jan. 28, 2015) – A new study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found that the measure of brain inflammation in people who were … Continue reading

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Psychiatric Disorders and neuronal, immune and histone pathways

Psychiatric genome-wide association study analyses implicate neuronal, immune and histone pathways http://www.nature.com Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) of psychiatric disorders have identified multiple genetic associations with such disorders, but better methods are needed to derive the underlying biological mechanisms that these … Continue reading

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Blood Brain Barrier Permeability – Gut Microbiome

Gut microbiota influences blood-brain barrier permeability http://ki.se/en A new study in mice, conducted by researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet together with colleagues in Singapore and the United States, shows that our natural gut-residing microbes can influence the integrity of the … Continue reading

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The Microbiome – Brain Connection

Could gut microbes help us treat brain disorders? Mounting research tightens their connection with the brain  http://www.kavlifoundation.org January 8, 2015 The trillions of microbes that inhabit the human body, collectively called the microbiome, are estimated to weigh two to six … Continue reading

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Gut Microbes and Neuroscience – The Paradigm Shift

Gut microbes and the brain: paradigm shift in neuroscience. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25392516 Abstract The discovery of the size and complexity of the human microbiome has resulted in an ongoing reevaluation of many concepts of health and disease, including diseases affecting the CNS. … Continue reading

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Physical Health, Depression and the implications for children with Autism

How physical exercise protects the brain from stress-induced depression http://www.alphagalileo.org Physical exercise has many beneficial effects on human health, including the protection from stress-induced depression. However, until now the mechanisms that mediate this protective effect have been unknown. In a … Continue reading

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Immune Response – Flu Infection and Pregnancy – Implications for Autism

Immune response turned up, not down, by flu during pregnancy, Stanford/Packard study finds http://med.stanford.edu Immune cells from pregnant women are strongly activated by influenza — a surprising finding that may explain the increased risk of flu complications in pregnancy, a … Continue reading

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Neonatal Inflammation linked to Anxiety and Depression in Adolescence / Adulthood

Inflammation early in life is a vulnerability factor for emotional behavior at adolescence and for lipopolysaccharide-induced spatial memory and neurogenesis alteration at adulthood http://www.jneuroinflammation.com/content/11/1/155/abstract Abstract (provisional) – Full Paper at Link Background The postnatal period is a critical time window … Continue reading

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