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#ww Buffering brains against stress

18 August 2011

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Category: Communications & media

globe–wednesday–winner.jpgThe hippocampus creates new neurones throughout our lives - so what happens if you bring "the hippocampus's production line to a screeching halt?"

Ed Yong explains how doing just this in mice leads to stress and 'depression', describing the work on mice that provides the 'strongest evidence yet for a connection between neurogenesis and depression (or, at least, mouse behaviours that resemble depression).'

The science is elegant and compelling as is Ed Yong's writing.

Read his article here.