NIH RESEARCH MATTERS: STRESS HORMONE CAUSES EPIGENETIC CHANGES

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Researchers found that chronic exposure to a stress hormone causes modifications to DNA in the brains of mice, prompting changes in gene expression. The new finding provides clues into how chronic stress might affect human behavior.

Reported by Harrison Wein, Ph.D.

http://www.nih.gov/researchmatters/september2010/09272010stress.htm

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