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Early life stress 'changes' genes
bbc ^ | 8 November 2009 | Victoria Gill

Posted on 11/09/2009 11:55:52 AM PST by JoeProBono

A study in mice has hinted at the impact that early life trauma and stress can have on genes, and how they can result in behavioural problems. Scientists described the long-term effects of stress on baby mice in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Stressed mice produced hormones that "changed" their genes, affecting their behaviour throughout their lives. This work could provide clues to how stress and trauma in early life can lead to later problems...... The team found that mice that had been "abandoned" during their early lives were then less able to cope with stressful situations throughout their lives. The stressed mice also had poorer memories.....

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TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Pets/Animals; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: genes; godsgravesglyphs; hormones; jpb; mice; neuroscience; stress
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To: JoeProBono

My jeans start turning summersalts and getting on a Greyhound every time someone says “Pioneers, O Pioneers!” I’m having a hard time keeping up.


21 posted on 11/10/2009 6:16:58 AM PST by Larry Lucido (This tagline excerpted. To read more, click on MyOverratedBlog.com)
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My jeans dont fit like they use to. It seems there has been some shrinkage in the seat over the years. You would think they would make these things to last.


22 posted on 11/10/2009 6:19:40 AM PST by Vermont Lt (My wife reads my posts. In case the FBI shows up, we will have cookies.)
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