Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers find connection between heart rate and peer victimization

Penn State Scranton assistant professors of psychology Karin Machluf and P. Douglas Sellers II, along with their colleague, Christopher Aults from King's College in Wilkes-Barre, have found in a study that heart rate reactivity ...

Immunology

Defending against environmental stressors may shorten lifespan

A shorter life may be the price an organism pays for coping with the natural assaults of daily living, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues in Japan. The scientists used fruit ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genetic mechanism prevents kidney injury after severe dehydration

Millions of people die every year from dehydration as a result of exposure and illness. In humans, even the most minor dehydration can compromise the kidneys causing lifelong, irreparable issues or even death. However, some ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Researchers search for earliest roots of psychiatric disorders

Newborns whose mothers were exposed during pregnancy to any one of a variety of environmental stressors—such as trauma, illness, and alcohol or drug abuse—become susceptible to various psychiatric disorders that frequently ...

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