Happiness is easy…

… at least when you’re a mouse who is missing a certain gene called TREK-1. I wonder how long it takes, before the pharma-industry comes up with a means to knock out what TREK-1 does for us (presuming that it’s similar for us.

“A new breed of permanently ‘cheerful’ mouse is providing hope of a new treatment for clinical depression. TREK-1 is a gene that can affect transmission of serotonin in the brain. Serotonin is known to play an important role in mood, sleep and sexuality. By breeding mice with an absence of TREK-1, researchers were able create a depression-resistant strain….” 

You find the whole article here.

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