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What Lies Sleeping

By | March 1, 2016

Why can science still not define this most basic biological process?


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Characterizing Sleep

By and | March 1, 2016

Sleep-like patterns of neural activity are apparent not just at the level of the whole brain, but also in isolated neural circuits.


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Go To Bed!

By | March 1, 2016

The immediate consequences of losing out on sleep may be harbingers of long-term repercussions.


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Sleep’s Kernel

By and | March 1, 2016

Surprisingly small sections of brain, and even neuronal and glial networks in a dish, display many electrical indicators of sleep.

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Mitochondrial Activity Predicts Fish Life Span?

By | February 25, 2016

Scientists identify an inverse relationship between longevity in killifish and the expression of genes related to cellular respiration.


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Compound Confounds C. elegans Aging Research

By | February 22, 2016

A drug commonly used in experiments on the model organism can skew the results of aging studies, researchers show.


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Adjustable Brain Cells

By | February 18, 2016

Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 

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Demystifying BOLD fMRI Data

By | February 17, 2016

What does blood oxygen level–dependent functional magnetic resonance imaging actually tell us about brain activity? 


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More Mini Brains

By | February 17, 2016

Simple versions of brain organoids could serve as new models for testing the effects of drugs, researchers reported at this year’s AAAS meeting. 


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Aging Shrinks Chromosomes

By | February 5, 2016

A study on human cells reveals how cellular aging affects the 3-D architecture of chromosomes.


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