Go on, get your hands dirty!

Vallath, Ramgopal (RamG) (2021) Go on, get your hands dirty! i wonder.... p. 51. ISSN 2582-1636

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Abstract

Has a bit of gardening always seemed like the perfect way to calm your mind? Well, guess what? Turns out that this belief is supported by science. Research shows that a soil bacterium called Mycobacterium vaccae can act as an anti-depressant in mice. Mice injected with M. vaccae showed higher levels of cytokines. This, in turn, leads to higher levels of serotonin production in their brains. Serotonin, as you may know, is a neurotransmitter that reduces depression and regulates anxiety.

Item Type: Articles in APF Magazines
Authors: Vallath, Ramgopal (RamG)
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English
Uncontrolled Keywords: Science education, bacterium, Mycobacterium Vaccae, serotonin, Gardening
Subjects: Social sciences > Education > Science education
Divisions: Azim Premji University > University Publications > i Wonder...
Full Text Status: Public
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2852
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