[Public domain] via Wikimedia Commons
New research led by scientists at Vanderbilt University (Nashville, TN) suggests a link between systemic inflammatory responses and depressive behavior in mice. More work is needed to define the association more thoroughly, but the study results identify a new mechanism for depressive illness and suggest that new therapies targeting inflammatory response pathways may find clinical applications in treating mood disorders.
Lab Anim. (NY) 40, 31 (2011).
view full text (login required)