Stress

How Comparable Different Stress Tests Are

Bochum, Germany — Scientists use many different tests to investigate what happens in the brain in people experiencing stress. It is unclear to what extent the various methods with which subjects are...

Drop the Stress

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany — All life on earth evolved multiple layers and networks of ensuring survival upon catastrophic events. Even cells have their emergency plan: the heat shock response....

How Cells Keep Growing Even When Under Attack

Amherst, MA — In an unexpected new finding, biochemists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report observing that a damage-containment system in stressed bacteria can become overrun and blocked,...

How Stress Remodels the Brain

Washington, DC — Stress restructures the brain by halting the production of crucial ion channel proteins, according to research in mice recently published in JNeurosci. Stress harms the brain...

How Plants Handle Stress

Göttingen, Germany — Plants get stressed too. Environmental factors such as drought or a high concentration of salt in the soil disrupt their physiology. All land plants, from liverwort to rye, use...

Sweating for Science

Columbia, MO — When people become stressed, their bodies can respond by sweating. Now, researchers at the University of Missouri are monitoring how much adolescents severely affected by autism sweat...

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