Eimear Foley

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Éimear is an Elf Coordinator for The Mental Elf. She is responsible for our blogs on biological psychiatry, molecular psychiatry, and genetics. As a member of the #BeyondTheRoom team, she is also involved in event coordination and the live tweeting, blogging, podcasting, and streaming of international health events. Éimear is also a PhD candidate in immunopsychiatry at the University of Bristol. She has a background in psychology, cognitive and clinical neuroscience, and neuropsychology. Her research focuses on the use of epidemiological cohort studies, genetic analysis, and experimental medicine approaches in furthering our understanding of the role of inflammation in depression and cognitive functioning.


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Blood-based inflammatory markers in acute vs chronic schizophrenia


Éimear Foley summarises a recent meta-analysis, which looks at alteration patterns of peripheral concentrations of cytokines and associated inflammatory proteins in acute and chronic stages of schizophrenia.

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Cerebrospinal fluid biomarkers for depression


In her debut blog, Éimear Foley reviews a recent meta-analysis that identifies possible differences between people experiencing depression and healthy controls.

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