Biological mechanisms related to sleep loss affect the immune system and trigger an inflammatory response, a new study reports.
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.
Researchers find high level of inflammation markers in the blood of people with depression. The research indicates persistent inflammation affects brain areas associated with the more stubborn symptoms of depression.
A new study reports on which patients may respond best to depression treatments that target glutamate.
A new study reveals immune system activation during pregnancy can have an impact on brain development in the offspring. Researchers report both short and long term brain function can be influenced by immune system activation during the third trimester.
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.
People with the APOE4 genetic risk factor for Alzheimer's disease also have lower levels of the CRP inflammatory molecules in their spinal fluid. Researchers speculate these inflammatory molecules may be accumulating in the brain and causing damage, rather than floating freely in cerebrospinal fluid.