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Stress reaction

Chen lab mouse adrenals exhibit stress

Uncovering the activities of the organs, tissues and cells responsible for the body’s stress response as they’ve never before been seen revealed...

mouse fetus and placenta

Researchers discover the molecule that “programs” a tendency to develop an eating disorder 

Humans are exposed to stress at different intensities throughout life

Scientists at the Weizmann Institute prevented the onset of eating disorders through dietary intervention

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

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

Neuron cover

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?