From depression and anxiety to diabetes - health conditions resulting from chronic stress affect women and men differently. New study in mice maps at the single-cell level molecular differences in the stress response in the brains of females and males, and may pave the way for personalized treatments
Degeneration of the cells of the immune system in the brain may be the biological cause of depression, and there may be substances that can restore these cells - and be antidepressants
From the brain to the adrenal glands - scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Max Planck Institute have mapped the entire "stress axis" and shown how chronic stress affects and changes these tissues at the individual cell level. The scientists discovered a new subpopulation of endocrine cells involved in regulating the response to chronic stress
Weizmann Institute of Science scientists deciphered the molecular mechanism of "return to normal" and discovered that it is based on labeling proteins for destruction with a special code known as "SUMO"
This is according to a study by Tel Aviv University. Before and after the first lockdown, the researchers scanned the brains of 50 healthy subjects in their 30s who had not contracted the corona virus. The results indicate an increase, among other things, in the volume of the amygdala - an area of the brain responsible for emotional regulation