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Where mind meets body: a master brain circuit for stress responses

When feeling stressed or nervous, you notice the pounding heart, pale face, and dry mouth – fundamental autonomic responses to psychological stress.  Stress responses are conserved in many mammalian species and thought to be beneficial for wild animals, such as when they encounter their enemies. ... click to read more

  • Naoya Kataoka | Assistant Professor at Department of Integrative Physiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
  • Kazuhiro Nakamura | Professor at Department of Integrative Physiology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan
Views 906
Reading time 4 min
published on Oct 21, 2020
Our cell's “protein factory” can decrease fats to promote lifespan

Organisms face stress daily, and generally, these stressors have some form of negative effect on our physiology. For example, exposure to thermal stress (elevated heat) increases body temperatures, causes loss of cognitive function, and mood changes. Humans have adapted several different methods for dealing with... click to read more

  • Ryo Higuchi-Sanabria | Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Views 1159
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Sep 18, 2020
Mindfulness yoga relieves anxiety and depression for Parkinson’s patients

A participant from the mindfulness yoga program once said: "Many exercises required continual movements of the body. While yoga keeps your body moving, it trains your mind to become still in the present moment. Yoga grants me the full awareness of my body and mind,... click to read more

  • Jojo Y. Y. Kwok | Research Assistant Professor at School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
  • Leo C. C. Lam | Research Assistant at School of Nursing, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR
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Reading time 3 min
published on Dec 20, 2019