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How antidepressants are accumulating in the brains of fish

An article in The Economist reports on research by
Diana Aga, Henry Woodburn Professor of Chemistry, that found
high concentrations of the active ingredients in antidepressants in
the brains of fish taken from the Niagara River. The article notes
that “fish respond similarly to humans on antidepressants.
They are less risk-averse and, it appears, happier. That seems to
make them more likely to be eaten,” and that experts are
concerned that these sort of changes could trigger the collapse of
an entire fish population or seriously disrupt the biodiversity of
the lakes, which are the largest freshwater ecosystem in the
world.

Read more:

https://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21736558-thats-bad-news-fish-antidepressants-are-finding-their-way-fish-brains

found for you by the Independence News Desk at
http://www.buffalo.edu/news/ub-in-the-news/2018/02/002.html


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