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The potential of placebo

How exactly does the placebo effect work? Scientists are gaining more and more knowledge on this topic. Horizon Magazine, the European Union’s Research and Innovation Magazine, has published an article about the placebo effect, in which Andrea Evers’s research is discussed.

Professor Andrea Evers is the principal investigator on the EXPECT HEAL-TH project that is funded by an ERC grant. Her research group studies the role of placebo effects, particularly how peoples’ expectations affect immune and endocrine responses and related health outcomes. According to Evers, findings of research on the placebo effect can help improve public health and can offer opportunities for treatment interventions.

Interested in the latest developments in placebo research? You can read the article online: Placebo therapy: consider yourself cured.

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