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Psychology

Juvenile Stress Can Increase Risk of Psychopathology in Adulthood

A study with rats shows that exposure to juvenile stress affects the reactivity to novel stressful situations in adulthood and may increase the risk to develop certain psychopathologies. Animals maintained in low-stress environments in adulthood show less interest for new situations, whereas if they are exposed to an intense stress there is an increase in animal's anxiety.

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Biology

Certain Plant Roots Select the Microorganisms that Colonize Them

Wetlands are environments of high biodiversity, environmental value and water importance that play a relevant role in the ecosystem. The vegetation in these environments consists of aquatic plants in whose roots microorganisms live. A study shows that the roots of certain species have a selecting effect on the communities of microorganisms.

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Art and History

Bronze Age Palace and Grave Goods Discovered

Archaeologists from the UAB shed light on the rich historical and archaeological heritage of La Almoloya, a site located in Murcia and the cradle of the "El Argar" civilisation which lived in the south-eastern part of the Iberian Peninsula during the Bronze Age. A silver diadem discovered in the royal tomb is the only one from that era conserved in Spain.

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Art and History

Study on Obtaining Wood in Argentine Patagonia during the Holocene

A study has examined the charred and non charred wood recovered in six stratigraphic levels of an archaeological site in the Argentine Patagonia dating from the Holocene. The results reveal changes in the modes hunter-gatherers acquired woody material from different levels of the archaeological site.

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3Q: Andrew Rowan

Andrew Rowan is President of Humane Society International and Chief International Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of the Humane Society. With a PhD in Biochemistry from Oxford University, in 2002 he received the Henry Spira Award from the Johns Hopkins Center for Alternatives to Animal Testing. [ + Videos ]

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