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Stress reaction

Chromosome pairs: Does doubling them help or hurt? Image: Wikimedia commons

Does a non-standard number of chromosomes help or hurt the cell?

Cover illustration: the zebrafish stress response

A unique ON-OFF switch in the brain controls a main stress hormone

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Both parts of the mechanism – ON and OFF receptors – are encoded in the same gene.

cultured Cultured nerve cells that have been inoculated with RNA-bearing viruses. This RNA targets the CRF stress response, reducing gene expression

What happens when the body is unable to turn off the stress response? 

Weizmann Institute scientists discover: A Gene that Ties Stress to Obesity and Diabetes

Dr. Alon Chen of the Weizmann Institute’s Neurobiology Department and his research team have now...

Stopping Short

Unlike animals, plants cannot run away from danger. They have...

Brain tissue from genetically engineered mice

A new neural mechanism is found to regulate the chronic stress response

Stress-coping molecule Urocortin-3 (green) and its receptor, CRFR2 (red),

Weizmann Institute scientists show how a molecule in the mouse’s brain regulates social behavior

CRFR1 -- only for emergencies

A stress receptor in the brain is found to regulate metabolic responses to stressful situations differently in male and female mice

Dr. Rony Paz. Understanding the delicate balance
Our memories are shaped through a complex interplay between the emotional and rational areas in our brains