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Stress During Pregnancy Could Increase Kids’ Susceptibility to Anorexia

When mother rats were stressed during pregnancy, their pups lost weight faster and failed to turn on appropriate brain hunger signals in response to exercise and food restriction, compared to offspring from non-stressed mothers. The research reveals that stress, personality, and environmental factors may all contribute to anorexic behaviors.

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Understanding Ubiquitin | Science: Out of the Box

Biophysicist Cynthia Wolberger explains how the small protein ubiquitin regulates many events in the cell, including turning genes off and on — and the implications this has for cancer treatment.


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