HKBU discovers mechanisms underlying early life stress and irritable bowel syndrome
25 Jun 2019
Researchers from the School of Chinese Medicine have found that the abnormal rise of a soluble protein called Nerve Growth Factor is a key factor linking early life stress to the development of irritable bowel syndrome. The study, which is the first to demonstrate the link between traumatic psychological events occurring in childhood and lifelong health repercussions, could lead to the development of new treatments for gastrointestinal diseases.
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