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For Young Birds, Getting Stressed Out Can Be a Good Thing

August 10, 2012

Swainson's thrush Many studies have found that high levels of the hormones associated with stress are a sign of poor fitness and reduced chance of survival--but recent research on young songbirds found that some elevated hormones can be a good thing, often the difference between life and death. Full Story

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Oregon State University

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