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Bacterial Cell Envelope Size is Key to Membrane Stress Response
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2018
Transmission of stress signals in
is dependent on the distance between its inner and outer membranes.
Planting Independence: A Profile of Katayoon Dehesh
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2018
After a harrowing escape from Iran, Dehesh never shied away from difficult choices to pursue a career in plant biology.
Book Excerpt from
Jane on the Brain
Wendy Jones | Nov 30, 2017
In chapter 3, “The Sense of Sensibility,” author Wendy Jones uses scenes from one of Jane Austen’s most celebrated novels to illustrate the functioning of the body’s stress response system.
Blocking a Stress-Related Gene Relieves Chronic Pain
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 10, 2016
Inhibiting the activity of a protein involved in the body’s stress response can ease chronic pain in mice.
Antidepressant Exerts Epigenetic Changes
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 25, 2015
Molecular markers could aid researchers’ assessment of patient response to the drug.
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2015
Regulation of genome expression orchestrates the behavior of insect castes and the human response to social stress.
Daniel Cossins | Jan 1, 2015
Social adversity shapes humans’ immune systems—and probably their susceptibility to disease—by altering the expression of large groups of genes.
Muscle to Mind
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 25, 2014
Exercise-induced muscle metabolites protect the brain from stress-induced depression in a mouse model.
Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die
Ruth Williams | Jul 3, 2014
Scientists show how cell stress both prevents and promotes cell suicide in a study that’s equally divisive.
Protein Protects Aging Brain
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 19, 2014
Study suggests that REST may be a key regulator of neuronal stress and could play a role in staving off neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.