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LSUHSC research shows emotional stress can change brain function

New Orleans, LA -- Research conducted by Iaroslav Savtchouk, a graduate student, and S. June Liu, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell Biology and Anatomy at LSU Health Sciences Center New Orleans, has shown that a single exposure to acute stress affec...

Bee challenged — toxin-laden nectar poses problems for honeybees

Honeybees can learn to avoid nectar containing natural plant toxins but will eat it when there is no alternative, scientists at Newcastle University have found. This means that in areas dominated by these so called 'toxic plants' -- such as almo...

Plants and animals under stress may provide the key to better...

Stock markets react to crisis in a similar way to plants and the human body, according to a major new study that may help to predict future financial down-turns. An extensive analysis of biological and financial data suggests that systems under st...

U of M researchers identify possible key to treating, understanding post-traumatic...

MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL Minn. (October 28, 2010) -- University of Minnesota Medical School and Minneapolis Veterans Affair Medical Center researchers have discovered a correlation between increased circuit activity in the right side of the brain and...

A downside to work flexibility? Schedule control and its link to...

Is there a downside to schedule control at work? According to new research out of the University of Toronto, people who have...

A tectonic zip

The complex fracture pattern created by the earthquake in Concepción (Chile) on 27 February 2010 was to a certain extent predictable. GPS observations from the years before the earthquake showed the pattern of stresses that had accumulated through ...

Does the impact of psychological trauma cross generations?

Philadelphia, PA, 8 September, 2010 - In groups with high rates of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as the survivors of the Nazi Death Camps, the adjustment problems of their children, the so-called "Second Generation", have received atten...

‘Legacy of Katrina’ report details impact of stalled recovery on mental...

Five years ago Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans caused the evacuation of 1.5 million Gulf Coast residents. After a year, 500,000 people remained displaced, many residing in highly transitional shelters, including the notorious FEMA t...

Long-term stress appears to damage caregivers’ immune systems

Taking care of chronically ill loved ones over long periods stresses caregivers, as everyone knows, but a new study provides strong new evidence that such continuing stress boosts the risk of age-related diseases by prematurely aging caregivers' immune systems. Levels of a damaging compound known as a proinflammatory cytokine not only increased considerably faster among those taking care of ailing spouses but also continued to increase faster for years after the spouses died.

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