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Hair could be the key to better mental-illness diagnosis in teens

July 29, 2019

It’s possible that a lock of hair could one day aid in the diagnosis of depression and in…
Dogs mirror owner’s stress

June 12, 2019

The levels of stress in dogs and their owners follow each other, according to a new study from…
How early-life challenges affect how children focus, face the day

June 5, 2019

Adversity early in life tends to affect a child’s executive function skills — their ability to focus, for…
Wearable Device Measures Cortisol Levels in Real-Time

July 24, 2018

Current methods of measuring the concentration of cortisol – a hormone commonly known to be related to psychological…
Wearable device from Stanford measures cortisol in sweat

July 23, 2018

The hormone cortisol rises and falls naturally throughout the day and can spike in response to stress but…
Pregnant women with PTSD have higher levels of stress hormone cortisol

December 6, 2017

Research has shown that a woman’s emotional and physical health during pregnancy impacts a developing fetus. However, less…
NIH researchers find potential genetic cause of Cushing syndrome

June 5, 2017

A small study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health suggests that mutations in the gene CABLES1…
Stress in low-income families can affect children’s learning

June 20, 2015

Children living in low-income households who endure family instability and emotionally distant caregivers are at risk of having…
The science of stress

April 7, 2015

It’s supposed to help keep our bodies healthy in stressful situations. But the constant stress of our everyday…
Effects of stress on brain cells offer clues to new anti-depressant drugs

May 8, 2013

Research from King’s College London reveals the detailed mechanism behind how stress hormones reduce the number of new…
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