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Scientists say they have discovered the [part / partition] of the brain that is responsible for us feeling miserable, [anxiety / anxious] and stressed. A UK-[based / biased] medical research company called Heptares Therapeutics said it has located the molecule related [at / to] depression. It is a protein found inside [the / a] brain called CRF1. The company said the protein, "is important in [regulating / regulatory] the body's response to stress and is [complicated / implicated] in stress-related diseases such [was / as] depression and anxiety". The team used one of the world's most [powered / powerful] x-ray machines in its research. Lead researcher Fiona Marshall said a greater understanding of the CRF1 protein could lead to [earth-shattering / ground-breaking] drugs to control depression.

Britain's National Health Service (NHS) [warning / warned] anyone suffering from depression or [relatives / related] illnesses not to get too [excited / excitement] about this research. It questioned whether a [singled / single] molecule could really lead to depression, and said the condition actually resulted [from / form] a complex interaction of chemicals. An NHS statement expressed surprise at the [way / how] two of Britain's biggest newspapers have built the story [increased / up] – "The Daily Mail" and "The Sunday Times". The latter [reported / reporter] that researchers had found the "miserable molecule," saying it was "the protein [involvement / involved] in all our feelings of stress, anxiety and even depression". The NHS said: "It's a great headline, but a hugely [brushing / sweeping] claim."

 


 
 
 

 

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