Sophie Fairweather

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Sophie is an NIHR-funded PhD candidate in Mental Health Epidemiology and Immunopsychiatry at the University of Bristol. She is interested in how early-life experiences impact the immune system and can be used to predict subsequent mental illness. Sophie has an MSc in Epidemiology and a BSc in Neuroscience. Before her PhD she worked for 10 years in scientific and research roles within the pharmaceutical industry.


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Inflammation and depression: new insights into sex differences in adolescents

Illustration set of 9 different faces of all sexes and races . Also available in other sets.

Sophie Fairweather explores a recent paper which suggests that the inflammatory cytokines IL-2 and IL-6 are associated with both the risk of developing depression, and with depression severity, although this relationship is modified by sex.

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