Stress makes you sick by changing your genes
"Most of us are well aware that stress dramatically heightens our susceptibility to contracting illnesses - both physical and psychological."
Why Your DNA Isn't Your Destiny
"At its most basic, epigenetics is the study of changes in gene activity that do not involve alterations to the genetic code but still get passed down to at least one successive generation."
Nucleus accumbens dopamine differentially mediates the formation and maintenance of monogamous pair bonds
"The involvement of dopamine within the nucleus accumbens in the formation and maintenance of pair bonds was assessed in a series of experiments using the monogamous prairie vole."
Histone deacetylase inhibitors facilitate partner preference formation in female prairie voles
"In the socially monogamous prairie vole (Microtus ochrogaster), mating induces enduring pair-bonds that are initiated by partner preference formation and regulated by a variety of neurotransmitters, including oxytocin, vasopressin and dopamine."