Worried to Death: Lifelong inhibitions hasten rodents' deaths

11:33am, December 10, 2003

Some animals shy away from novel settings all their lives, preferring the predictability of familiar surroundings. Although this can be a safe strategy in the short run, it may have a fatal drawback down the line.

This article is available only to subscribing members. Join SSP today or Log in.

Get Science News headlines by e-mail.

More from this issue of Science News