Fluoxetine is an effective treatment to reduce respiratory distress in Necdin deficient mice

Sunday, October 9, 2016 - 11:30
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By Valery Matarazzo

The speaker initiated his presentation with the well-known antidepressant Prozac® and its side effects on babies. The aim of the research was to detect the gene that was absent due to Prozac® consumption during pregnancy on mice and try to cure the symptoms of sleep apnea by gene therapy. The speaker remarked that even though the gene therapy was successful, the effects didn’t last to adulthood.

The interesting discussion circled around other possible therapies such as serotonin and oxytocin.