Immune System

How Immune Activation May Alter the Brain and Cause Depression-Related Behavior During Chronic Social Stress
Extensive research over several decades, some of it led by investigators supported by BBRF, has demonstrated that stress, including psychosocial stress (stress that arises from social interactions)… Read More
Gliosis, an Immune Response to Brain Injury, Is Found in Brains of Recovered COVID Patients With Lasting Depression and Cognitive Symptoms
In the weeks, months, and even years following a COVID infection, it is not uncommon for those who have recovered from the virus’s acute symptoms to be dogged by persistent depressive symptoms. Often… Read More
Anti-Inflammatory Medicine Reduced Positive Symptom Severity in Chronic Schizophrenia Patients with Elevated Inflammatory Markers
In recent years, a steadily growing body of evidence has indicated an association between elevated levels of inflammation and psychiatric illness. Read More
Genetic Data Suggest How Immune Abnormalities May Help Cause Psychiatric Illness, Across Multiple Disorders
Decades of clinical research has clearly shown that some symptoms can overlap in psychiatric diagnoses as diverse as schizophrenia, depression, and bipolar disorder. With the decoding of the human… Read More
In a paper appearing in Nature Medicine, researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) have reported evidence of a mechanism in the brain by which the COVID virus may gain access to… Read More