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Stress Gene Activation Linked With Breast Cancer Spread In New Study

It's no secret that having a poor handle on stress is bad for your health. And now, a new study in mice shows how exactly activation of a gene linked to stress could potentially lead to the spread of cancer.<p>"It's like what Pogo said: 'We have met the enemy, and he is us,'" study researcher Tsonwin …

Yoga Associated With Gene Expression In Immune Cells, Study Finds

Studies have shown yoga to be beneficial for both physical and mental health, but the biological mechanisms for <i>why</i> have been poorly understood -- until now. New research from the University of Oslo has determined that yoga practices can have an almost immediate impact on gene expression, …

Relaxation Gene Response: What Yoga, Meditation And Other Stress-Busting Activities Do To The Body

Recent research showed that yoga is able to change the expression of genes involved in immune functioning, and now a new study shows that relaxation in general can have a similar effect.<p>The "relaxation response," a term coined by Harvard Medical School Professor and Body Mind Medical Institute …

Massage Feels Good Because It Changes Your Gene Expression

Stiff muscles definitely benefit from a rub down, but scientists have never quite known why. Now, a team of researchers has shown that it works by …

Chronic Stress Changes Immune Cell Genes, Leading To Inflammation: Study

A new study provides a better understanding of why chronic stress leads to high levels of inflammation in the body.<p>Researchers found that chronic stress changes gene activity of immune cells before they enter the bloodstream so that they're ready to fight infection or trauma -- even when there is …