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Stress reaction

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? 

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