News tagged with social isolation

In cancer-ridden rats, loneliness can kill

Socially isolated female rats develop more tumors -- and tumors of a more deadly type -- than rats living in a social group, according to researchers at Yale University and the University of Chicago.

dateDec 07, 2009 in Cancer
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Loneliness impacts DNA repair

Scientists at the Vetmeduni Vienna examined the telomere length of captive African grey parrots. They found that the telomere lengths of single parrots were shorter than those housed with a companion parrot, ...

dateApr 04, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Captive breeding alters snail behaviour

Research published today in the Journal of Molluscan Studies carried out by Dr Sarah Dalesman, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow at Aberystwyth University's IBERS, and James Liddon (University of Exeter) ...

dateJan 14, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Social isolation worsens cancer

Using mice as a model to study human breast cancer, researchers have demonstrated that a negative social environment (in this case, isolation) causes increased tumor growth. The work shows -- for the first time -- that social ...

dateSep 29, 2009 in Cancer
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