Stress And DNA Damage
Posted on: Wed, Mar 09, 2016, at 12:00 pm
In a study, researchers looked at mouse hematapoetic stem cells, which are the ones that make blood cells. They showed that physiological stress actually lead to DNA damage and the accumulation of DNA damage that would eventually lead to failure in the form of cancerous cells. This is part of mounting evidence that shows that physiological and environmental stress can lead to damage that goes down as far as the DNA of our stem cells.