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Novel psychiatric drugs aimed at gut bacteria

Communication between the bacteria in our gut and our brain plays an important role in the development of psychiatric illness, say McMaster University researchers who are investigating how new psychiatric drugs might directly target intestinal flora. McMaster neuroscientist Jane Foster contends that this brain-bacteria “cross-talk” plays an important role in the development of psychiatric illness, […]

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Bone marrow transplant cures mental illness




For the first time, a team of geneticists has shown that there is a direct cause-and-effect link between a psychiatric disorder and the immune system, a discovery that could lead to new treatments for mental illness. “We’re showing there is a direct relationship between a psychiatric disorder and the cells named microglia that are derived […]




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