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1 January 1970

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How do you study stress in an animal?

“When you do stress research you need to think about two elements: how do I induce stress, how do I measure the consequences of it?”
How do you study stress in an animal? Stress, physiological or biological, is an organism's response to a stressor such as an environmental condition. It is the body's method of… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/how-do-you-study-stress-in-an-animal/

Antidepressants stimulate nerve cell growth

Stress can cause depressive illness in humans and has visible effects on mice such as failure to groom and weight loss.
Stress can cause depressive illness in humans and has visible effects on mice such as failure to groom and weight loss. Stressed mice have been shown to produce fewer new nerve… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/antidepressants-stimulate-nerve-cell-growth/

Are wild animals happier?

Are wild animals happier? That was the question posed by Christie Wilcox for a guest blog in Scientific American.
Are wild animals happier? That was the question posed by Christie Wilcox for a guest blog in Scientific American. Her article is awarded our April Wednesday Winner award for… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/communications-media/are-wild-animals-happier/

Memory loss linked to stress

Scientists have discovered how stress contributes to memory loss in old rats.
Scientists have discovered how stress contributes to memory loss in old rats. High levels of the stress hormone cortisol have previously been linked to forgetfulness in old… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/memory-loss-linked-to-stress/

Shining a light on depressive disorders

Depression and anxiety affect a significant proportion of the British population, yet the underlying causes behind these medical disorders remain elusive.
Depression and anxiety affect a significant proportion of the British population, yet the underlying causes behind these medical disorders remain elusive. New research presented… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/shining-a-light-on-depressive-disorders/

Anti-depressant successful on stressed rats

Symptoms of depression caused by an inflammatory response could be alleviated by a new treatment, a study on rats has shown.
Symptoms of depression caused by an inflammatory response could be alleviated by a new treatment, a study on rats has shown. An estimated 15% of people in the UK will go… http://www.understandinganimalresearch.org.uk/news/research-medical-benefits/anti-depressant-successful-on-stressed-rats/

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