T Cell Protein Boosts Learning, University of Virginia Study

Published: May 04, 2010

EurekAlert! -- Stress, sickness and depression can generate inflammation in the brain, which is detrimental to learning. According to a new study that will appear online on May 3rd in the Journal of Experimental Medicine (www.jem.org), T cells level the learning curve by producing a protein that combats inflammation, establishing a more learning-conducive environment in the brain.

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