Sunday, August 21, 2011 at 2:59PM
Drew Wolfe

At Last, A Reason Why Stress Causes DNA Damage

At last, a reason why stress causes DNA damage

For years, researchers have published papers that associate chronic stress with chromosomal damage.Adrenalin

 "We believe this paper is the first to propose a specific mechanism through which a hallmark of , elevated adrenaline, could eventually cause DNA damage that is detectable," said senior author Robert J. Lefkowitz, M.D., James B. Duke Professor of Medicine and Biochemistry and a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator at Duke University Medical Center.

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