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Humans spend nearly one-third of their lives in slumber, yet sleep is still one...

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Humans spend nearly one-third of their lives in slumber, yet sleep is still one of biology's most enduring mysteries. Little is known about what genetic or molecular forces...

More than 80% of parents reported significant or moderate improvements in their child’s ASD...

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In a new study of patients with autism who are 18 years old and under, researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Soroka University Medical Center report that cannabis as...

People with sleep apnea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives

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People with sleep apnea struggle to remember details of memories from their own lives, potentially making them vulnerable to depression, new research has shown. Estimated to affect more than...

Researchers has identified a commonly used anti-rejection medication that could be repurposed to...

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Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in animal models and patient tissues has identified a new molecular pathway in the liver that suggests a commonly used anti-rejection medication could...

New theoretical notion of the relationship between memory and consciousness

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Sleeping is sometimes considered unproductive time. Could the time spent asleep could be used more productively—e.g., for learning a new language? To date, sleep research has focused on...

MIT cancer biologists have discovered a new mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote...

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MIT cancer biologists have discovered a new mechanism that lung tumors exploit to promote their own survival: These tumors alter bacterial populations within the lung, provoking the immune...

Opposite effect: Protein WTp53 widely known to fight tumors also boosts cancer growth

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Search for a description of "p53" and it becomes clear that this human protein is widely known for its cancer-fighting benefits, leading to its renown as "the guardian of the genome."

Should we stop using electroconvulsive therapy to relieve symptoms of severe depression?

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Should we stop using electroconvulsive therapy to relieve symptoms of severe depression? Experts debate the issue in The BMJ today. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) involves sending an electric current through...

Research team has identified what appears to be an important checkpoint in dietary metabolism

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A Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) research team has identified what appears to be an important checkpoint in dietary metabolism, a group of cells in the small intestine that slow down metabolism, increasing...

A study reveals details of a way the dangerous glioblastomas resist the effects of...

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A study led by investigators from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the University of Cyprus reveals details of a way the dangerous brain tumors called glioblastomas resist the effects of antiangiogenic drugs...