Why do we sleep? Scientists find brain repair mechanism

On March 8, 2019, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

Sleep is an important part of the daily life cycle of most animals — including humans. But when an animal sleeps, it leaves itself defenseless in the face of danger. So, what makes sleeping so important that we all take this risk? What effect does sleep have on individual brain…

Alzheimer's: Scientists find the cause of evening agitation

On April 10, 2018, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

A new study has uncovered a biological clock circuit that may explain why people with Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia can become more agitated or aggressive in the early evening. People with Alzheimer’s can feel more agitated during the evening. The researchers hope that their findings will lead…

Scientists find seven genes for insomnia

On June 16, 2017, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,, , With No Comments

A new study shows that insomnia also has a genetic background. Many of us have had insomnia at some point in our lives and know how difficult it is to overcome. The more we think about going to sleep, the harder it is to actually fall asleep; insomnia is often…

Researchers find possible missing link between sleep and improved memory

On June 16, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,,, , With No Comments

A team of sleep researchers at the University of California, Riverside, led by psychology professor Sara C. Mednick, has found that the autonomic nervous system, which is responsible for control of bodily functions not consciously directed (such as breathing, heartbeat, and digestive processes) plays a role in promoting memory…

Sleep-deprived teens find it harder to cope with stress

On January 18, 2016, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,, , With No Comments

If your teenage son or daughter is reacting badly to stress, he or she might be in need of better quality sleep, according to research published online in Physiology and Behavior. Lack of sleep in teens leads to extra stress and poor functioning. Nearly 70% of American adolescents…

Stanford researchers find sleep gene linked to heart failure

On December 1, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have identified a gene that, when working properly, appears to reduce the risk of heart failure and improve treatment outcomes, highlighting a possible target for the development of new drugs. The gene codes for a protein that was first identified when…

College students say prescription stimulants easy to find on campus

On October 19, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,, , With No Comments

1 in 4 undergrads report misuse of prescription drugs Seven out of 10 college students say it is somewhat or very easy to obtain controlled stimulants without a prescription, according to a new survey conducted on eight U.S. campuses. About 18 percent of undergraduates reported misusing prescription stimulants…