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Image of the Day
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2015
How birds with an innate propensity for living among humans are establishing populations in cities
Antidepressant Exerts Epigenetic Changes
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 25, 2015
Molecular markers could aid researchers’ assessment of patient response to the drug.
Two Papers Pulled for Figure Fraud
Kerry Grens | Aug 17, 2015
A University of Florida investigation has found the lead author on both studies faked data on stress response in
Pregnancy Stress Can Affect Offspring’s Microbiomes
Amanda B. Keener | Jun 17, 2015
A study in mice suggests stress during pregnancy can affect offspring's microbiota and brain metabolism.
Speaking of Science
Staff | Jan 1, 2015
January 2015's selection of notable quotes
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.
Upside of Early-Life Stress?
Kate Yandell | Nov 18, 2014
Mice raised under stressful conditions are more adaptable as adults—and may pass this trait on to their pups.
Muscle to Mind
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 25, 2014
Exercise-induced muscle metabolites protect the brain from stress-induced depression in a mouse model.
Pregnancy Stress Spans Generations
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 7, 2014
The stressors a female rat experiences during pregnancy can have repercussions for her granddaughters, a study shows.
Stressing and FRETing
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2014
Two labs have produced FRET-based systems for real-time analysis of a plant stress hormone.