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RNA modification -- Methylation and mopping up
Ludwig-Maximilian-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich researchers have discovered a novel type of chemical modification in bacterial RNAs. (2019-12-09)
Depression affects one-third of lung cancer patients
About one-third of patients newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer have moderate to severe symptoms of depression, a new study suggests. (2019-12-04)
U-M researchers discover stress in early life extends lifespan
Some stress at a young age could actually lead to a longer life, new research shows. (2019-12-04)
Genetic screen in worms reveals critical step in insulin synthesis
The identification of a protein important for insulin synthesis may hold clues for understanding the pathogenesis of diabetes. (2019-12-04)
Young tree swallows carry environmental stress into adulthood
Cornell University researchers have found that colder temperatures during tree swallows' development stage has an effect on swallows later in life. (2019-12-03)
Distress tolerance plays role in alcohol use and abuse among firefighters
A newly published report from a University of Houston psychology professor finds that firefighters who struggle with PTSD symptoms, and who think they cannot handle negative emotions, are likely to drink and use alcohol it to cope with negative emotions. (2019-12-03)
Chronic opioid treatment may raise risk of post-traumatic stress disorder, study finds
While opioids are often prescribed to treat people with trauma-related pain, a new UCLA-led study suggests doctors should use caution before prescribing the drug to those they believe may experience severe stress in the future, in order to reduce the risk the patient will develop PTSD. (2019-12-03)
Why stress doesn't always cause depression
Rats susceptible to anhedonia, a core symptom of depression, possess more serotonin neurons after being exposed to chronic stress, but the effect can be reversed through amygdala activation, according to new research in JNeurosci. (2019-12-02)
Fine-tuning gene expression during stress recovery
Scientists have discovered non-coding RNA has a novel role to fine-tune gene expressions during stress recovery, getting closer to uncovering a 30-year-old nuclear mystery. (2019-11-29)
Fatigue-resistant, high-performance cooling materials enabled by 3D printing
High-performance solid-state elastocaloric cooling materials with exceptional fatigue resistance are made possible by 3D printing a nickel-titanium based alloy, researchers report. (2019-11-28)
Progressive gender views may protect health of financially dependent men
Men who were financially dependent on their wives and who also had more traditional beliefs about gender roles tended to have higher 'allostatic loads,' or wear and tear on the body as the result of stress. (2019-11-25)
Detecting mental and physical stress via smartphone
The team led by Professor Enrico Caiani of the Department of Electronics, Information and Bioengineering at Politecnico di Milano, Italy, has shown that it is possible to use our smartphones without any other peripherals or wearables to accurately extract vital parameters, such as heart beat rate and stress level. (2019-11-21)
Exposing office distractions and effects on worker productivity
Ioannis Pavlidis, director of the Computational Physiology Laboratory at the University of Houston, along with Ricardo Gutierrez-Osuna from Texas A&M University and Gloria Mark from the University of California Irvine, conducted an experiment using thermal imaging and wearable sensors to better understand the stress and performance patterns of so-called knowledge workers. (2019-11-21)
How plants handle stress
Plants get stressed too. Drought or too much salt disrupt their physiology. (2019-11-20)
New analytical screening tools for the detection of cardiovascular disease
Presented in a study published in the journal Medical Image Analysis by Mariana Nogueira and Mathieu De Craene, first authors, within the framework of the CardioFunxion project, led by Bart Bijnens (ICREA) and Gemma Piella, members of the Physense and SiMBioSys research groups at BCN MedTech, experts in Machine Learning for clinical decision-making. (2019-11-19)
How religion can heighten or help with financial stress
Researchers found that some people experience financial stress due, in part, to their religion's demands on their time and money. (2019-11-18)
Life experience critical for managing Type 2 diabetes
A team of researchers at Carnegie Mellon University found that age plays a critical role in the well-being of people newly diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes, with younger patients more susceptible to psychological distress resulting in worse health outcomes. (2019-11-15)
Pesticides: Improved effect prediction of low toxicant concentrations
Toxic substances such as pesticides can cause effects on sensitive individuals in concentrations up to ten thousand times lower than previously assumed. (2019-11-15)
Stress, plastic additives in late pregnancy raise risk of premature birth
Women exposed simultaneously to stress and plastic additives late in pregnancy are at increased risk for premature birth, according to a study by Rutgers and other institutions. (2019-11-14)
Flawless films of alumina glass flex without fracturing at room temperature
Aluminum oxide glass can be rapidly deformed like metal -- folded, twisted and stretched -- without shattering, according to a new study, which evaluates this phenomenon at a small scale. (2019-11-14)
Study finds no such thing as a low-risk surgery for frail patients
Even a minor surgery such as a laparoscopic gallbladder removal can prove to be a high-risk and even fatal procedure for frail patients, according to new research published in JAMA Surgery. (2019-11-13)
Puberty may offer window to reset effects of early deprived care on stress-response system
The ability to recalibrate how children respond to stress could offer a way to promote resilience. (2019-11-13)
The thrust of the problem
For decades, scientists have debated the structure of the Main Himalayan Thrust -- the fault responsible for a 2015 earthquake that killed nearly 9,000 people, injured 22,000, and destroyed 600,000 homes in Gorkha, Nepal. (2019-11-12)
Chronic adversity dampens dopamine production
People exposed to a lifetime of psychosocial adversity may have an impaired ability to produce the dopamine levels needed for coping with acutely stressful situations. (2019-11-12)
Listening to music while driving reduces cardiac stress
A study by Brazilian researchers suggests that cardiac overload due to the stress of driving in heavy traffic can be attenuated by listening to instrumental music. (2019-11-12)
Psychological stress may increase risk for a serious cardiovascular event in women with heart disease
The way women with heart disease respond to psychological stress may increase their risk for a major cardiovascular event. (2019-11-11)
Study: E-cigarettes may be more harmful to heart health than tobacco
A new study from researchers at the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai shows that electronic nicotine delivery systems, including devices such as e-cigarettes, may be just as harmful to the heart, if not more, than traditional cigarettes. (2019-11-11)
Solution of the high-resolution crystal structure of stress proteins from Staphylococcus
One of the main factors favoring a microorganism's survival in extreme conditions is preserving ribosomes -- a macromolecular complex comprising RNA and proteins (2019-11-06)
Horses blink less, twitch eyelids more when stressed
A horse will blink less and twitch its eyelids more when it's under mild stress, the research team found -- a new finding that could offer handlers a simple, easy-to-spot sign their animal is becoming agitated. (2019-11-06)
Health care, mass shootings, 2020 election causing Americans significant stress
A year before the 2020 presidential election, Americans report various issues in the news as significant sources of stress, including health care, mass shootings and the upcoming election, according to this year's Stress in America™ survey by the American Psychological Association (APA). (2019-11-05)
Study says Southern California earthquakes increased stress on major fault line
A University of Iowa-led study has found that last summer's Ridgecrest earthquakes in Southern California earthquakes increased stress on the Garlock Fault, which has been dormant for at least a century. (2019-10-30)
Biomarker for schizophrenia can be detected in human hair
Working with model mice, post-mortem human brains, and people with schizophrenia, researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science in Japan have discovered that a subtype of schizophrenia is related to abnormally high levels hydrogen sulfide in the brain. (2019-10-28)
Who will get depressed under major stress? Study shows promise of genetic risk prediction
Depression doesn't come from one gene, one life event, or one personality trait. (2019-10-28)
Great Barrier Reef island coral decline
A long-term study of coral cover on island groups of the Great Barrier Reef has found declines of between 40 and 50 percent of live, hard corals at inshore island groups during the past few decades. (2019-10-27)
Charta of Neurourbanism dedicated to mental health in cities
How can planners reduce the stress of city living and improve the mental health of city dwellers? (2019-10-25)
Young adult women abused as adolescents report higher levels of pain
Young adult women with a documented history of being maltreated as children report higher levels of pain than women not maltreated in childhood, according to a new study published in the journal Pain. (2019-10-23)
Study suggests a new way to think about the brain's link to postpartum depression
Chronic stress during pregnancy triggers an immune response in the brain that has potential to alter brain functions in ways that could contribute to postpartum depression, new research in animals suggests. (2019-10-21)
Stress in the powerhouse of the cell
University of Freiburg researchers discover a new principle -- how cells protect themselves from mitochondrial defects. (2019-10-18)
High levels of chronic stress linked to high blood pressure in African-Americans
African-Americans who reported high levels of chronic stress developed high blood pressure more than people who reported low stress levels. (2019-10-16)
One in five cardiac rehab patients are depressed, anxious, or stressed
Patients with depression, anxiety or stress are more likely to drop out of cardiac rehabilitation, reports a study published on World Mental Health Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (2019-10-10)
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