Blood plasma protein fibrinogen interacts directly with nerve cells to cause brain inflammation

Neuroinflammatory diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, have been linked to deposits of a tough protein known as fibrin, derived from the blood clotting factor fibrinogen. These mesh-like fibrin deposits occur outside blood vessels in the brain, contributing to the death of certain central nervous system cells (neurons) that eventually leads to impaired […]

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Primark well stocked for Christmas and won’t raise prices -finance chief

Associated British Foods’ (ABF.L) Primark fashion business has good stock availability for the Christmas trading period and will not be raising prices despite supply chain disruption and inflationary pressures, its finance chief said on Tuesday. “We’re basically saying that we’ve got good stock cover for Christmas, our stores will be full,” John Bason said after […]

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New study finds genes and air pollution multiply healthy people’s risk of depression

A genetic predisposition for depression combined with exposure to high-particulate-matter air pollution greatly elevates the risk that healthy people will experience depression, according to a first-of-its-kind study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences (PNAS) from neuroscientists at the Lieber Institute for Brain Development (LIBD), on the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus, […]

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