High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth

Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.

Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.

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Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Apr 1, 2021
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Early-Life Stress Exerts Long-Lasting Effects Via Epigenome
Early-Life Stress Exerts Long-Lasting Effects Via Epigenome
Asher Jones | Mar 18, 2021
In mice, epigenetic marks made on histones during infancy influence depression-like behavior during adulthood. A drug that reverses the genomic tags appears to undo the damage.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Jul 13, 2020
Meet some of the people featured in the July/August 2020 issue of The Scientist.
Losing Touch: Another Drawback of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Losing Touch: Another Drawback of the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ashley Yeager | May 19, 2020
Affectionate touches tap into the nervous system’s rest and digest mode, reducing the release of stress hormones, bolstering the immune system, and stimulating brainwaves linked with relaxation.
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal BehaviorInfographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Infographic: The Neurobiology of Suicidal Behavior
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
Clues about the biological mechanisms that contribute to a person’s chance of contemplating or attempting suicide
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Oded Rechavi Studies the RNA Nematodes Pass to Their Offspring
Emily Makowski | Jan 13, 2020
The Tel Aviv University researcher is interested in how the macromolecules affect the health and behavior of successive generations of worms.
What Neurobiology Can Tell Us About Suicide
What Neurobiology Can Tell Us About Suicide
Catherine Offord | Jan 13, 2020
The biochemical mechanisms in the brain underlying suicidal behavior are beginning to come to light, and researchers hope they could one day lead to better treatment and prevention strategies.
Bruce McEwen, Stress Hormone Researcher, Dies
Bruce McEwen, Stress Hormone Researcher, Dies
Emily Makowski | Jan 6, 2020
The Rockefeller University neuroendocrinologist made landmark discoveries on how hormones affect brain structure.
Smells of Nature Lower Physiological Stress
Smells of Nature Lower Physiological Stress
Ashley Yeager | Jan 2, 2020
In a virtual reality experiment, participants recovered faster from a small electric shock when they could smell natural scents than when they could smell urban odors.