Inflammatory disorders

Sensor tracks cortisol levels in real time

Skoltech researchers have developed a prototype of a fluorescence-based sensor for continuous detection of cortisol concentrations in real time, which can help monitor various health conditions. The paper was published in ...

Neuroscience

Researchers find 'missing link' between stress and infertility

Otago researchers have found the "missing link between stress and infertility." Published in The Journal of Neuroscience, and led by Professor Greg Anderson of the Centre for Neuroendocrinology, the research has confirmed ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Earwax sampling could measure stress hormone

A novel method to sample earwax could be a cheap and effective way to measure the hormone cortisol, according to a study led by researchers at UCL and King's College London.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

'Caution fatigue' could dent efforts to stay safe

As people enter what feels like the umpteenth week of social distancing and isolation with no end in sight, they may find it more difficult to stay on high-risk alert as "caution fatigue" sets in, says a psychologist from ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hair in "stress": analyse with care

Similar to humans, wild animals' reaction to disturbance is accompanied by releasing hormones, including cortisol. To understand the impact of various stress factors on wildlife—for example, competition for food, encounters ...

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