A set of biological factors that seem to determine in which end of the stress susceptibility spectrum one may land has been identified study in mice by Rockefeller University researchers. They also show preliminary evidence that a naturally occurring substance called acetyl-L-carnitine (LAC) may help make the brain become more resilient to stress. “If we… Read more

You are more likely to reveal information that you are usually careful about hiding when you are more awake and alert, a new University of Melbourne study suggests[1]. Arousal — the degree to which someone is awake and alert — causes people to say things automatically rather than think things through before speaking, according to… Read more

Husbands are the least stressed when their wives earn less than 40 per cent of household income, but they become increasingly uncomfortable as their spouse’s wages rise beyond that point and feel the most stress when they are entirely economically dependent on their partner, new research from the University of Bath shows. “These findings suggest… Read more

The types of physical and psychological stress that may matter most during pregnancy have been identified in new research by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and NewYork-Presbyterian[1]. The study suggested that pregnant women experiencing physical and psychological stress are less likely to have a boy. “The womb is an influential… Read more

A single circuit in mice that activates during stress and is controlled by testosterone has been found by researchers at Michigan State University. The results[1], published in Biological Psychiatry, focus on the activity between neurons in the ventral hippocampus, which become active under stress and emotion, and their activation of nucleus accumbens neurons, critical players… Read more