Contact: Janet Lathrop
University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Caption: The University of Massachusetts Amherst behavioral endocrinologist was among the first to show in a major controlled study that a prolonged or major life stress leads to a demonstrable increase in cortisol in hair. Now the technique is available to others.
Credit: Photo courtesy of University of Massachusetts Amherst
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