The Power of Positive Stress and a Research Roadmap

The Power of Positive Stress and a Research Roadmap

EVOLVING CONCEPTS ARTICLE Stress is everywhere. In evolutionary terms, given the range of stressful environmental challenges faced, the human race could not have evolved without developing successful physiological strategies to cope with and overcome potentially life-threatening challenges on a daily basis. The need for a robust response to an acute stress is well-established. Not only […]

The Discovery of Adrenaline

The Discovery of Adrenaline

HISTORY OVERVIEWS The first practical discovery of adrenaline by man occurred when one of our ancestral hominids while out for a stroll was unexpectedly surprised by a sabre-toothed tiger. Isolating and naming the compound were not uppermost in our man’s mind at the time and it was not until the late nineteenth century that progress […]