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Yale University researchers have found a gene — strongly linked to depression — that may suggest a totally new kind of antidepressant drug for this debilitating condition. This gene inhibits the brain’s ability to handle stress and triggers depression. The hope is that scientists can use the discovery of the actions of this gene to develop drugs that would treat depression, particularly in the 40 percent of patients who have not responded to conventional antidepressants. … Back to Article

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