Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 28 July 2004
Youthful stress impairs adult brain's ability to mint new cells
Abstract: Childhood hardship forges wiser, tougher adults--or so parents tell their whining children. But in rats, early stress can cause lasting harm to the brain. A new study shows that separating rat pups from their mothers slashes the adult rodents' production of new cells in a brain region crucial for memory and response to stress.
Citation: M. Leslie, High Anxiety. Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ. 2004 (30), nf70 (2004).
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