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The University of Chicago psychology professor made fundamental contributions to understanding the neural mechanisms of social experiences.  

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Stressed Rodents Make Different Choices

By Katarina Zimmer | March 1, 2018

Chronic stress tweaks a circuit in the brain that influences how lab rodents make tough decisions. 

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How Traffic Noise Affects Tree Frogs

By Richa Malhotra | January 18, 2017

Constant exposure to the sounds of a busy road can impact a male European tree frog’s stress levels, immune system, and vocal sac coloration, scientists show.

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Early-Life Stress Affects Telomeres Later

By Anna Azvolinsky | October 3, 2016

An accumulation of stressful events in childhood is associated with shorter telomeres as a person ages, researchers report. 

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Study: Small Fish Comforted By Big Predators

By Tanya Lewis | April 28, 2016

Baby fish show fewer signs of stress in the presence of large fish that scare off midsize predators. 

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How Stress Affects Cancer’s Spread

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2016

A mouse study reveals how chronic stress remodels lymphatic vasculature to facilitate the spread of tumor cells.

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Blocking a Stress-Related Gene Relieves Chronic Pain

By Anna Azvolinsky | February 10, 2016

Inhibiting the activity of a protein involved in the body’s stress response can ease chronic pain in mice.

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Owl Be Darned

By The Scientist Staff | December 4, 2015

Researchers studying city-dwelling birds are learning about which animals are more suited to urban life.

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Urban Owl-Fitters

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2015

How birds with an innate propensity for living among humans are establishing populations in cities

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Antidepressant Exerts Epigenetic Changes

By Anna Azvolinsky | November 25, 2015

Molecular markers could aid researchers’ assessment of patient response to the drug.  

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