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Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life.
Microbiome therapeutic linked to quality of life improvement in patients with recurrent C. diff infection

Microbiome therapeutic linked to quality of life improvement in patients with recurrent C. diff infection

Long-term deep meditation may have a beneficial effect on gut microbiota, study suggests

Long-term deep meditation may have a beneficial effect on gut microbiota, study suggests

Marine plankton samples can help understand the link between ocean pollution and chronic illnesses

Marine plankton samples can help understand the link between ocean pollution and chronic illnesses

VUMC’s BioVU achieves deep-freeze storage of more than 300,000 biological samples

VUMC’s BioVU achieves deep-freeze storage of more than 300,000 biological samples

Fastest-evolved regions of the human genome diverged rapidly after split from chimpanzee ancestor

Fastest-evolved regions of the human genome diverged rapidly after split from chimpanzee ancestor

The influence of genes and small molecules on personal disease risk

The influence of genes and small molecules on personal disease risk

Urban Mind app shows direct link between seeing or hearing birds and positive mood

Urban Mind app shows direct link between seeing or hearing birds and positive mood

Harsh parenting leads to depression later in life

Harsh parenting leads to depression later in life

Interactional closeness with a dog can increase prefrontal brain activity

Interactional closeness with a dog can increase prefrontal brain activity

The deep relationship between Tob gene and common mental health conditions

The deep relationship between Tob gene and common mental health conditions

Microbes in the human gut impact neurological and emotional health

Microbes in the human gut impact neurological and emotional health

Genomics plays a major role in psychedelic drugs behavior

Genomics plays a major role in psychedelic drugs behavior

Healthy people can reap mental health benefits from gardening

Healthy people can reap mental health benefits from gardening

Trial assesses the impact of Mediterranean diet on depression symptoms in young men

Trial assesses the impact of Mediterranean diet on depression symptoms in young men

New technique uses genetic data that may better predict disease risk in a population

New technique uses genetic data that may better predict disease risk in a population

What does Creativity and Innovation Look Like In Science?

What does Creativity and Innovation Look Like In Science?

New research shows significant variations in B-cells in women with PPD

New research shows significant variations in B-cells in women with PPD

Research associates depressive diseases and deformability of blood cells

Research associates depressive diseases and deformability of blood cells

Researchers discover 15 genetic 'hotspots' that speed up or slow down brain aging

Researchers discover 15 genetic 'hotspots' that speed up or slow down brain aging

Specific brain cells in the claustrum of mice control stress-induced anxiety behaviors

Specific brain cells in the claustrum of mice control stress-induced anxiety behaviors