Stress weakens the Blood Brain Barrier

New experiments in human brains and mice suggest that stressful social experiences such as bullying make the blood-brain barrier leaky enabling large molecules like inflammatory substance interleukin-6 and aggressive white blood cells like monocytes to pass into the brain itself, causing mood disturbance and depression. 

Check out the article in Nature and summary in New Scientist  here.

Meditation alters cancer survivors’ cells

Yoga breathing lowers inflammation