Chronic stress which involves the HPA axis may contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease, researchers report.
p11, a protein implicated in serotonin function, affects the initial release of cortisol in mice by modulating the activity of specific neurons in the hypothalamus. Previous studies found people with depression lave lower levels of p11 in their brains. The findings could help in the development of new treatments for depression and stress.
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Using magnetic nanoparticles, researchers were able to stimulate the adrenal glands of rodents and control the release of stress-related hormones. The approach could be applied to humans to treat hormone-related disorders.
Whether you stand up to eat or sit for dinner, your posture influences how much you enjoy your meal. Standing to eat mutes taste perception and reduces sensory sensitivity, resulting in a decreased enjoyment of food.
Experiencing early life adversities leads to disruptions in multiple systems of self-control and cortisol levels, which continues through childhood.
Oxytocin and cortisol levels are higher in women with dissociative PTSD.
A new study reports males seem to remember experiences of pain more clearly, while females are less stress by previous painful experiences. Researchers injected ZIP, a memory blocker into the brains of mice before a painful experience. Following the treatment, the males showed no signs of remembering the pain. The study suggests chronic pain is a problem to the extent you remember it. The findings could help develop new treatments for chronic pain.
A new study reveals a history of binge drinking leads to more instances of drinking under stress and when anxious in males, but not in females.
Researchers report the hypothalamus is, on average, five percent larger in those with mood disorders like major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder, than it is in those without depression.
A new study reports early life stress in pigs impacts their health, specifically their GI tract, later in life. The findings could have implications for developing new stress relieving therapies in humans.