How mind-body techniques change gene expression

Ivana Buric

When?
Wednesday, September 13 2017 at 7:30PM

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Where?

48 John Bright Street
Birmingham
B1 1BN

Who?
Ivana Buric

What's the talk about?

Ivana Buric will talk about her work investigating the gene suppression changes induced by meditation and related practices. These appear to suppress expression of genes and genetic pathways which would otherwise promote the inflammatory response - in the modern world where stress is very often long-term and psychological, a resulting inflammatory response becoming chronic can have health repercussions. Thus, these practices may have a part to play in keeping us healthy, however it remains unclear how they compare against other physical activities such as sports.