Summary: In males, a genetic variant of DUSP8 can increase the risk of type 2 diabetes by impairing the brain’s...
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.
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Oxytocin and cortisol levels are higher in women with dissociative PTSD.
Classical music exposure paired with ibuprofen reduced response to inflammation pain by 93%, compared to exposure to the medication alone in mouse models of pain. For those exposed to just music, researchers report a 77% reduction in surgical pain.
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.
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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.
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Researchers report a protein that mediates dysregulation of the HPA axis may induce postpartum disorder in some new moms.
Using three different training models, researchers report mental training, mindfulness and meditation can induce structural brain plasticity and reduce social stress.
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Cortisol functions differently in police officers who have experienced extremely stressful situations while at work. The disturbances to regular cortisol function may leave them more vulnerable to diseases, including cardiovascular disease and diabetes, researchers report.
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A new study reports too much extra fat can impair the body's ability to send signals to the brain to stop stress responses.
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Researchers have shown stress on preadolesecent and adult male mice induced an epigenetic mark in their sperm which reprogrammed their offspring's HPA axis, a region the the brain which governs stress response.