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How chronic stress undermines the immune system: a new piece in the puzzle

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Limb Regeneration: Fitting the Pieces of the Puzzle Together

“I think of the former state of the field as a puzzle in which the pieces have no pictures. Now, with the molecular and genetic tools in place, it can be thought of as a puzzle with pictures on the pieces, which means that the real work of fitting the pieces together can begin.” Prayag…

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Sea Urchin Regeneration May Help Us Understand Aging

This guest post from “Biomedical Beat,” the blog of the National Institute for General Medical Sciences, describes research by a team led by Andrea Bodnar, Ph.D., of the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences and including James A. Coffman, Ph.D., of the MDI Biological Laboratory on the fountain-of-youth characteristics of sea urchins and what they can tell us about human aging.

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A Biomedical Rationale for Having Strong Social Safety Nets

MDI Biological Laboratory Associate Professor James A. Coffman, Ph.D., discusses how susceptibility to disease is determined epigenetically — that is, by environmental influences that affect the developmental and physiological regulation of gene activity.

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Q&A with James A. Coffman, Ph.D.: Early-Life Stress in Adult Illness

In this Q&A from Future Neurology, MDI Biological Laboratory Associate Professor James A. Coffman, Ph.D., talks about his research on the mechanisms by which chronic early-life stress increases the risk of disease in adulthood.

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Zebrafish May Hold the Answer to Why Early-Life Stress Can Make You Sick When You’re an Adult

In her “Catching Health” blog, freelance health and wellness writer Diane Atwood discusses research by MDI Biological Laboratory scientist James A. Coffman, Ph.D., on how exposure to stress early in life can lead to adult disease.

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How Does Chronic Stress Early in Life Contribute to Aging?

MDI Biological Laboratory associate professor James A. Coffman, Ph.D., delivered a summary of research being conducted in his laboratory on the effect of stress on health at a recent Work-in-Progress presentation.

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