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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 drive the need to sleep—until now....

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 a treatment...

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 936 million people worldwide, obstructive sleep...

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 be repurposed...

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 the stabilization and consolidation of memories...

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 system to create an inflammatory environment...

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." Scientists at the University...

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 the brain to trigger a seizure....

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 the amount...

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 designed to...

Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use...

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Longitudinal data from adolescents and young adults show no evidence that social media use predicts later depressive symptoms, according to research published in Clinical Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science....

Aerobic exercise training improves cognition, even for young and middle-aged adults

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Aerobic exercise training improves cognition, even for young and middle-aged adults, according to a new study led by researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons. The study of 132 adults between the...

Scientists has discovered important clues to what goes wrong in the brains of people...

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A team of UCLA-led scientists has discovered important clues to what goes wrong in the brains of people with autism—a developmental disorder with no cure and for which scientists have no deep understanding of...

E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments

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E-cigarettes are almost twice as effective as nicotine replacement treatments, such as patches and gum, at helping smokers to quit, according to a clinical trial led by Queen Mary University of London. The multi-centre trial,...

Leukaemia promotes premature ageing in healthy bone marrow cells

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Leukaemia promotes premature ageing in healthy bone marrow cells—according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Findings published today in the journal Blood show that healthy bone marrow cells were prematurely aged by...