Chronic stress leads to brain inflammation and memory loss

People who experience chronic stress due to bullying or a tough job also run a higher risk of memory loss, according to a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience.People who are constantly stressed by bullying or a difficult job may be prone to short-term memory loss, too. Previous studies have connected chronic stress with long-term anxiety. Researchers led by Jonathan Godbout, associate professor of neuroscience at Ohio State University, investigated the relationship between prolonged stress and short-term memory loss in mice. Ultimately, the researchers hope the findings will help people who live with ongoing stress. The team had mice get used to a maze with an escape hole. They then exposed the mice to repeat visits from a larger, aggressive intruder mouse. Mice that repeatedly had to confront…


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