Effects of Stress on Brain Cells Offer Clues to New Anti-Depressant Drugs, King's College London Study

Published: May 07, 2013

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Research from King's College London reveals the detailed mechanism behind how stress hormones reduce the number of new brain cells - a process considered to be linked to depression. The researchers identified a key protein responsible for the long-term detrimental effect of stress on cells, and importantly, successfully used a drug compound to block this effect, offering a potential new avenue for drug discovery.

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