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.
Giovanna Celia: Her TEDx talk (in Italian) –