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Reverb? Couples The Circadian Clock to Hepatic Glucocorticoid Action

The researcher found that out of 752 genes which regulate lungs in mice, 230 genes work only in the day and only 197 at night. And in the liver, where doctors have long thought that steroids are influential for many side effects, 1,702 genes regulate the organ in the day and a mere 299 at night in mice.

The research could one day have important implications on the way steroids one of the most common drugs in medicine are prescribed. The study was published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

Life Events Contribute The Risk For Depression

A study in adolescent girls reports that recent life events impact depressive symptoms differently, depending on how the brain responds to winning and losing. A strong brain response to winning boosted the beneficial impact of positive experiences on symptoms, whereas a strong response to losing enhanced the detrimental impact of negative experiences on symptoms. The study was published in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging.