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Serotonin Transporter Genes (5-HTT) vs. Anxiety / Stress Behaviors & Neuroplasticity in Rats (2024 Study)

In the intricate world of neuropsychiatric research, the role of serotonin in stress-related behaviors and disorders has long been a topic of fascination. Recent studies on rats have shed new light on this area, revealing intriguing ways in which genetics influence anxiety, depression, and neuroplasticity. Highlights: Serotonin Transporter Genes Influence Stress Behaviors: Rats with modified …

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Depression Linked to 12 Gastrointestinal Diseases in Genetic Analysis Study

A new study published in Translational Psychiatry found evidence that genetic predisposition to depression is associated with increased risks of 12 different gastrointestinal diseases, including irritable bowel syndrome, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, gastroesophageal reflux disease, ulcerative colitis, and more. The study helps establish a causal relationship between depression and gastrointestinal disease risk while minimizing confounding …

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