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Newly-Identified Exercise Gene Could Help With Depression, Yale University Study



12/2/2007 10:53:55 PM

New Haven, Conn.—Boosting an exercise-related gene in the brain works as a powerful anti-depressant in mice—a finding that could lead to a new anti-depressant drug target, according to a Yale School of Medicine report in Nature Medicine. “The VGF exercise-related gene and target for drug development could be even better than chemical antidepressants because it is already present in the brain,” said Ronald Duman, professor of psychiatry and senior author of the study.

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