Tag Archives: Stress

Resilience: Seeking Out Rambo-DNA

What makes up a person who doesn't succumb to a stress load despite it being constant? Resilience is considered a character trait that over the course of life can change again and again. Stress researchers have helped make an ever clearer picture emerge of what happens more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Why care bears don’t cough

Countless studies prove: stress strains the heart and circulation. In contrast, the first studies exist which show that happy people can better defend themselves against microbes and tumours – as well as the other way around. It comes down to what makes you happy. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Psychocardiology: Freud in the atrium

Heartbroken in the proverbial sense: Emotional strain can manifest itself as cardiomyopathy stress or coronary heart disease. Interdisciplinary work is now needed – a case for psychocardiology. more...

Child soldiers: Stress in children’s bedrooms

Children whose parents are deployed in war as soldiers frequently show psychological abnormalities. First and foremost one finds acute stress reactions, but also adaptation syndrome as a result of prolonged stress. This has now been demonstrated in a study. more...

Article by Dunja Voos

Burnout: An excess on the axis

Neuro-psychobiological stress research data provide new insights into the causes of burnout: In the etiological search for clues, unambiguous evidence is turning up which suggest that the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis plays a key role. more...

Article by Birgit Frohn

Stress-Hyperglycemia: The Sweet Killer

Especially for patients in intensive care high blood sugar values mean even more mortal danger. Stress-hyperglycemia has caused more death cases than diabetes. And it seems to be the wrong way to bring down the level immediately with insulin. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Clever Blocks

The posttraumatic stress syndrome can follow heavy traumata making past dangers present for the affected. Now British researchers discovered that the computer game Tetris can stop the appearance of symptoms of the disorder. more...

Article by Julia Hofmann

Pediatrics: Swap Tongue Depressors against Webcam

Parents no longer have to drop everything and run whenever their child hurts in day care. In simple cases the computer with internet connection and camera provides first aid. The system does not only function in case of a sore throat but also demonstrably with a low more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Do Fat Cells just hang around?

The main function of adipocytes, i. e. fat cells, is solely the storage of the often so much despised fat pads. But it's obvious: Fat cells can do a lot more. The annoying depots even have influence on the immune system. more...

Article by Erich Lederer

Suicide of a Cancer Cell

The tumor suppressor factor p53 prevents the unchecked reproduction of cells but often is modified and ineffective in tumor patients. p73, a close relative, could be the more rewarding target of novel strategies against cancer cells. more...

Article by Erich Lederer
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