Time Spent in Nature Is Good for You
Time Spent in Nature Is Good for You
Research has repeatedly suggested that spending time in natural environments improves mental and physical well-being. Now, scientists are gathering the data needed to incorporate this phenomenon in health-care guidelines.
Time Spent in Nature Is Good for You
Time Spent in Nature Is Good for You

Research has repeatedly suggested that spending time in natural environments improves mental and physical well-being. Now, scientists are gathering the data needed to incorporate this phenomenon in health-care guidelines.

Research has repeatedly suggested that spending time in natural environments improves mental and physical well-being. Now, scientists are gathering the data needed to incorporate this phenomenon in health-care guidelines.

stress response
Bone Hormone Sparks Fight-or-Flight Response in Mice
Bone Hormone Sparks Fight-or-Flight Response in Mice
Ruth Williams | Sep 12, 2019
A brain-activated, bone-derived hormone called osteocalcin regulates the acute stress response in rodents and possibly humans.
Bacterial Cell Envelope Size is Key to Membrane Stress Response
Bacterial Cell Envelope Size is Key to Membrane Stress Response
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2018
Transmission of stress signals in E. coli is dependent on the distance between its inner and outer membranes.
Planting Independence: A Profile of Katayoon Dehesh
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 <em>Jane on the Brain</em>
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
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
Antidepressant Exerts Epigenetic Changes
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 25, 2015
Molecular markers could aid researchers’ assessment of patient response to the drug.
 
Performance Art
Performance Art
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jan 1, 2015
Regulation of genome expression orchestrates the behavior of insect castes and the human response to social stress.
Stress Fractures
Stress Fractures
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
Muscle to Mind
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 25, 2014
Exercise-induced muscle metabolites protect the brain from stress-induced depression in a mouse model.