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Behavior Brief

By and | January 15, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Book Excerpt from The Hour Between Dog and Wolf

By | September 5, 2012

In his latest book, author John Coates describes the tension and exultation of the trading floor from a biological perspective.

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Stress Tests

By | September 1, 2012

Judiciously applied pressure could benefit the scientific system by providing an opportunity for renewal.

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Stressed Men Prefer Heavier Women

By | August 9, 2012

Men subject to psychological stress rate heavier women as more attractive, and find a greater range of body sizes desirable.

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Link to Second Heart Attack Uncovered

By | June 27, 2012

Researchers elucidate how a first heart attack sets the stage for later heart trouble by boosting inflammatory cell development.

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Passing On Stress

By | May 22, 2012

Exposure to an environmental toxin can affect future generations’ ability to handle stressful conditions.

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Nervous Mice Get Worse Cancer

By | May 3, 2012

Anxious mice are more likely to come down with aggressive skin cancer than those who show less stress on behavioral tests.

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The Tradeoff of Stress

By | December 15, 2011

For nematode worms, a bigger stress response means a healthier, longer life, but fewer babies.

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The Comfort Food Drug

By | December 9, 2011

Researchers found that stress eating can blunt the body’s stress response.

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Prenatal Stress Ages Offspring

By | November 9, 2011

High stress during fetal development could  cause premature aging, according to a study in chickens, which published today (November 9) in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 

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