New diaphragms grown from stem cells offer hope of a cure for common birth defect, possibly future repairs of the heart New diaphragm tissue in rats has been successfully created in the lab using a mixture of stem cells and a 3D scaffold. When transplanted, it has regrown with the same complex mechanical properties of diaphragm muscle. The study offers hope of a cure for a common birth defect and possible future heart muscle repairs.
Involvement in traditional dating abuse increases chances of cyber dating abuse in teens Teens who are involved in dating abuse -- as either the perpetrator or the victim -- are more likely to also be involved in cyber dating abuse, research concludes. Further, teens who commit cyber dating violence against their partners are more likely to later be victimized by it and cyberviolence victims are more likely to later perpetrate this act
Oxytocin has different effects on stress in male and female mice Clinical trials are testing whether oxytocin, sometimes called the 'love hormone' for its role in intimacy and social bonding, has potential as a treatment for anxiety, depression and posttraumatic stress disorder. New research by behavioral neuroscientists suggests oxytocin may have different effects in men and women -- and in certain circumstances the hormone may actually trigger anxietyMitochondria affect stress responses Mitochondria, the tiny structures inside our cells that generate energy, may also play a previously unrecognized role in mind-body interactions. This insight may have broad implications for human psychology and for the biology of psychiatric and neurological diseases