Blood samples taken from older adults who experienced social isolation had higher levels of interleukin-6 and C-reactive protein, two biomarkers of inflammation.
Socially isolated individuals may have an increased risk of physical inflammation in the body. Researchers found social isolation was associated with the presence of C-reactive protein and increased levels of glycoprotein fibrinogen. The link between social isolation and physical inflammation was more common in males.
Younger people with bipolar disorder responded better to the antidepressant Latuda when they had increased inflammation biomarkers in their blood. Findings suggest C-reactive protein could be a predictive biomarker to identify which patients will respond to the antidepressant.
A new study provides further evidence that chronic inflammation during middle to late age can alter brain structure, resulting in poor cognition and dementia.
A small study supports the mounting evidence that targeted immunotherapy can help improve cognitive ability in people with schizophrenia.
Researchers report a monoclonal antibody that shows promise in the fight against cancer also appears to help reduce learning and memory problems associated with schizophrenia.
A new study reports on which patients may respond best to depression treatments that target glutamate.
According to a new study, researchers have discovered an overlap between Alzheimer's disease and two specific risk factors for cardiovascular disease, CRP and plasma lipids.
The presence of C-reactive protein in pregnant women's blood appears to be associated with a greater risk of schizophrenia in their offspring, a new study reports.