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Investigating cell stress for better health -- and better beer
Human beings are not the only ones who suffer from stress -- even microorganisms can be affected. (2019-02-12)
Stress-free training may enhance surgical skill
It may be easier to learn surgical skills when a student feels less pressure and approaches surgery as a hobby, reports University of Houston professor and director of the Computational Physiology Lab Ioannis Pavlidis, in newly published research. (2019-02-11)
MRI cardiac stress test shows promise at identifying fatal heart disease
Results from a large, multi-center study suggest that cardiac magnetic resonance, or CMR, has potential as a non-invasive, non-toxic alternative to stress echocardiograms, catheterizations and stress nuclear exams in identifying the severity of coronary artery disease. (2019-02-08)
The interplay between relationships, stress, and sleep
A new Personal Relationships study documents how the quality of a person's romantic relationship and the life stress he or she experiences at two key points in early adulthood (at age 23 and 32) are related to sleep quality and quantity in middle adulthood (at age 37). (2019-02-06)
Yeast study prompts rethink of DNA safekeeping
DNA replication is more prone to errors at times of stress leading to mutations that could cause disease. (2019-02-04)
A study reveals that a large part of the population is not able to breathe properly
Muscle co-contraction is a strategy used commonly in elderly people to increase their stability. (2019-02-04)
Blood test for specific metabolites could reveal blocked arteries
A Duke Health pilot project suggests that in the near future, a blood test could show whether arteries carrying blood to the heart are narrow or blocked, a risk factor for heart disease. (2019-02-01)
Measuring stress around cells
Tissues and organs in the human body are shaped through forces generated by cells, that push and pull, to ''sculpt'' biological structures. (2019-01-30)
Extremely high blood pressure in African-Americans is 5 times the national average
Extremely high blood pressure that leads to strokes, heart attacks and acute kidney damage, classified as hypertensive emergency, is five times higher in inner-city African-American patients than the national average, according to a recent study co-led by a Rutgers researcher. (2019-01-30)
Sleep, mood affect how 'in control' older adults feel
Psychology researchers have found another reason that sleep, mood and stress are important: they affect the extent to which older adults feel they have control over their lives. (2019-01-29)
Stress and dream sleep are linked to pathways of brain cell death and survival
The first and most distinct consequence of daily mild stress is an increase in rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep, a new study in the journal PNAS reports. (2019-01-28)
Women gain weight when job demands are high
Heavy pressures at work seem to predispose women to weight gain, irrespective of whether they have received an academic education. (2019-01-25)
Cellular stress at the movies
For the first time, biological imaging experts have used a custom fluorescence microscope and a novel antibody tagging tool to watch living cells undergoing stress. (2019-01-25)
Smoking cessation strategies targeting stress reduction may be more successful in women
Women are 31 percent less likely to quit smoking successfully, in part because nicotine replacement therapy is more effective in male smokers. (2019-01-24)
Scientists of the Samara Polytech have developed a new method for wells designing
The methodical approach of wells design, developed at the Oil and Gas Wells Drilling Department, will allow to obtain more accurate information about the field and predict problems that may arise during the operation on the well. (2019-01-23)
Three weeks in a cast may be just as good as six for healing ankle fractures
Wearing a cast or ankle support for three weeks may be no worse than the usual six weeks for healing ankle fractures, suggest the findings of a randomized controlled trial published in The BMJ today. (2019-01-23)
Having stressed out ancestors improves immune response to stress
Having ancestors who were frequently exposed to stressors can improve one's own immune response to stressors, according to Penn State researchers. (2019-01-22)
Blocking toxic-protein production in ALS
An approved drug that blocks an integrated stress response shows promise in preliminary tests against ALS and frontotemporal dementia. (2019-01-22)
Stressed? Having a partner present -- even in your mind -- may keep blood pressure down
Visualizing your significant other may be just as effective as having them in the room with you when it comes to managing the body's cardiovascular response to stressful situations, according to a University of Arizona study. (2019-01-22)
Leaf age determines the division of labor in plant stress responses
A new study from researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research published in the journal PNAS shows that the crosstalk between plant responses to physical and biological stresses varies between young and old leaves to enable optimal plant performance when the two kinds of stress are encountered simultaneously. (2019-01-21)
Financial stress linked to heart disease risk among African Americans
African Americans who experienced moderate to high financial stress had an increased risk of developing heart disease compared to those who did not report such stress, according to a longitudinal study performed by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital. (2019-01-17)
Mindfulness may ease menopausal symptoms
Mindfulness may be associated with fewer menopausal symptoms for women, according to a Mayo Clinic study recently published in Climacteric: The Journal of the International Menopause Society. (2019-01-17)
Stress fracture? Your foot hitting pavement wasn't the main problem
A segment of the multibillion-dollar wearables industry aims to save potential victims from this fate, but a Vanderbilt University engineering professor found a major problem: the devices are measuring the wrong thing. (2019-01-17)
Waiting for the complete rupture
Nepal was struck by an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.8 in 2015, but the country may still face the threat of much stronger temblor. (2019-01-16)
New study shows animals may get used to drones
A new study in Conservation Physiology shows that over time, bears get used to drones. (2019-01-15)
Protein alteration controls cell's response to stress, immunity and lifespan
Scientists have revealed a key mechanism in worms that is involved in controlling the cell's response to stress, a study in eLife reports. (2019-01-15)
Military spouses face higher perinatal depression risk
Women whose partners are away on military deployment are at greater risk of developing mental illness during the perinatal period, according to a review paper published in the Journal of the Royal Army Medical Corps. (2019-01-14)
Levels of inflammatory marker (CRP) linked to housing type and tenure
Levels of C-reactive protein (CRP), a chemical associated with inflammation and stress, may be linked to housing type and tenure in the UK, suggests research published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health. (2019-01-14)
Does PTSD affect heart disease and cancer risk?
Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) was associated with cardiovascular disease and cancer, as well as the metabolic syndrome, in a new study. (2019-01-09)
Maternal stress leads to overweight in children
As part of the LiNA mother-child study coordinated by the UFZ, researchers were able to identify mother's perceived stress during the first year of the child's life as a risk factor for developing overweight in infancy. (2019-01-09)
Stressed mothers -- overweight children
Every tenth child is overweight, every twentieth even obese. Scientists at the Berlin Institute of Health / Berlin Institute of Health, together with colleagues at the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research in Leipzig, have now elucidated a relationship that has not extensively been studied so far. (2019-01-09)
Exposure to cannabis and stress in adolescence can lead to anxiety disorders in adulthood
A new study conducted on laboratory animals shows that exposure to cannabis and stress during adolescence may lead to long-term anxiety disorders characterized by the presence of pathological fear. (2019-01-08)
Childhood stress of mice affects their offspring behavior
Russian neuroscientists discovered that the stress experienced by mice during their first weeks of life, affects not only them but also their offspring. (2019-01-08)
Simple method rescues stressed liver cells
Isolated human hepatocytes are essential tools in preclinical and clinical liver research, but cell quality is highly variable. (2018-12-21)
Stress related responses regulate immune function
The immune system is composed of a wide range of different immune cells each with dedicated functions. (2018-12-19)
FSU researcher: Unfair treatment by police linked to physiological impacts among black men
In a new study published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior, FSU researchers found a strong link between unfair treatment by police and telomere length, a biological indicator of psychological stress. (2018-12-18)
Scientists discovered mechanisms behind neonatal diabetes
Researchers at the University of Helsinki, Finland, have described mechanisms linking chronic cellular stress to the poor development of the insulin-producing cells. (2018-12-17)
New study finds that surgeons under stress make more mistakes in the operating room
A new study reveals that during stressful moments in the operating room, surgeons make up to 66 percent more mistakes on patients. (2018-12-17)
How teens deal with stress may affect their blood pressure, immune system
Most teens get stressed out by their families from time to time, but whether they bottle those emotions up or put a positive spin on things may affect certain processes in the body, including blood pressure and how immune cells respond to bacterial invaders, according to Penn State researchers. (2018-12-13)
Protein involved in nematode stress response identified
When humans experience stress, their inner turmoil may not be apparent to an outside observer. (2018-12-13)
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