We talk to Italian researchers and academics Mauro Cozzolino and Giovanna Celia about their work in mind-body interventions and how they have measured physiological changes as a result of simple therapies, even down to gene expression.

Here are a few things – the papers we discussed and some personal stuff. Plus a TEDx talk form Giovanna – in Italian.

The one on epigenetic change – https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6056253/

Cozzolino, M., Guarino, F., Castiglione, S., Cicatelli, A., & Celia, G. (2018). Pilot Study on Epigenetic Response to A Mind-Body Treatment. Translational Medicine @ UniSa, 17, 37–41.

The other one we talked about on the podcast – reducing stress https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/brb3.1651

Cozzolino, M, Girelli, L, Vivo, DR, Limone, P, Celia, G.(2020). A mind–body intervention for stress reduction as an adjunct to an information session on stress management in university students. Brain and Behavior. 10(6):e01651. https://doi.org/10.1002/brb3.1651

Here are the university pages for Mauro and Giovanna. They are in Italian, but this is the Google translated link.

Mauro Cozzolino: https://translate.google.com.au/translate?hl=en&sl=it&u=https://docenti.unisa.it/005240/home&prev=search&pto=aue

Giovanna Celia: Her TEDx talk (in Italian) –