Neuron Activity May Reveal Future Susceptibility to Depression
Chronic stress can cause some people to become depressed, potentially through stress-induced changes to certain neurons in reward-related regions in the brain such as the nucleus accumbens. But it… Read More
Signaling Molecule Involved in Resilience to Stress
Some people are more resilient than others in the face of stress, and therefore generally at lower risk of developing mood and anxiety disorders. In a new study of mice published March 28, 2017 in… Read More
Maternal Stress on Offspring
Researchers have found that two hormones can modify the effects of maternal stress on a number of childhood behaviors, according to an article in Frontiers in Endocrinology. The study, which was… Read More
Researchers Track Gene Alterations in Brain Area Perturbed by Stress
Acute stress can increase the presence of a key DNA modification called 5hmC throughout a portion of the brain called the hippocampus, vital in memory and learning, according to a study published in… Read More
Researchers have uncovered new details about what happens in the brain when a mild source of stress generates an extreme response, disproportionate to the stress. Their findings identify possible… Read More