Bad sleep increases Alzheimer's-related brain proteins

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Researchers from the United States and the Netherlands have shown that bouts of bad sleep can significantly increase the amount of tau and amyloid beta in the brain, which are linked to a higher risk of Alzheimer’s disease. A study of healthy, middle-aged adults has found that poor sleep can…

Cell's waste disposal system regulates body clock proteins

On October 7, 2015, Posted by , In Buzz, By ,,,,,,, , With No Comments

New way to identify interacting proteins could identify potential drug targets Rhythmic expression of key genes is essential for maintaining proper timekeeping of the body’s clock. In addition, rhythmic degradation of clockwork proteins is also crucial. However, surprisingly, researchers know little about these specific processes. A new Penn-led…