Sci. Aging Knowl. Environ., 28 July 2004
Vol. 2004, Issue 30, p. nf70
[DOI: 10.1126/sageke.2004.30.nf70]

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High Anxiety

Youthful stress impairs adult brain's ability to mint new cells

Mitch Leslie

http://sageke.sciencemag.org/cgi/content/full/2004/30/nf70

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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