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Chronic Stress Can Lead To Mental Illness
2014-02-12 08:56:22

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Chronic stress generates long-term changes in the brain, according to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley. These changes may explain why people suffering from chronic stress are prone to mental problems such as anxiety and mood disorders. The findings, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, might lead to new therapies to reduce the risk of developing mental illness after stressful events. Robert Sanders...

A Little Stress May Be Good For You
2013-04-17 18:12:11

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers writing in the new open access online journal eLife say that a little stress can actually be good for you. Researchers at the University of California Berkeley´s Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute found that acute, short-lived stress primes the brain for improved performance. “You always think about stress as a really bad thing, but it´s not,” said Daniela Kaufer, associate professor of...

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2009-07-15 12:00:00

Drugs that block a growth factor receptor on brain cells may prevent epilepsy after brain damage, according to a new study appearing in the July 15 issue of The Journal of Neuroscience.Daniela Kaufer, an assistant professor of integrative biology at the University of California, Berkeley, graduate student Luisa P. Cacheaux, and their Israeli colleagues, graduate student Yaron David and neurosurgeon Alon Friedman, found that they could prevent the brain changes leading to epilepsy in rats by...


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'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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