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Steve Ramirez Reshapes Memories in the Brains of Mice
The Boston University neuroscientist wants to take the edge off traumatic memories by manipulating how they’re processed in the brain.
Steve Ramirez Reshapes Memories in the Brains of Mice
Steve Ramirez Reshapes Memories in the Brains of Mice

The Boston University neuroscientist wants to take the edge off traumatic memories by manipulating how they’re processed in the brain.

The Boston University neuroscientist wants to take the edge off traumatic memories by manipulating how they’re processed in the brain.

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Pioneering Sleep Researcher Allan Rechtschaffen Dies at 93
Lisa Winter | Dec 22, 2021 | 2 min read
Rechtschaffen sought to understand the evolutionary purpose of shut-eye.
Astrocytes, Not Just Neurons, Play a Role in Sleep
Abby Olena, PhD | Sep 24, 2020 | 4 min read
In mice, the brain’s main glial cell type exhibits distinctive patterns of activity across the sleep-wake cycle and influences the response to sleep deprivation.
Poor Sleep Linked with Future Amyloid-β Build Up
Abby Olena, PhD | Sep 11, 2020 | 3 min read
Accumulation of the protein was more likely to be found in the brains of people who slept less well years earlier, according to a new study.
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Leader of Sleep Science William Dement Dies
Kerry Grens | Jun 24, 2020 | 3 min read
The Stanford University researcher charted the human sleep cycle and characterized numerous sleep disorders.
Variants in Water Channel Gene Tied to More Restful Sleep
Abby Olena, PhD | May 12, 2020 | 4 min read
The gene, aquaporin-4, is critical in rodents for the cerebrospinal fluid bath the brain gets during sleep. It’s now also tied to slow wave electrical activity during deep sleep in people.
Neuroscientist Phil Haydon Sets Sail to Talk About Epilepsy
Ashley Yeager | Feb 19, 2020 | 6 min read
After an accident as a teenager, he developed the disorder. He then studied the brain to better understand his own seizures, and now plans to sail around the world to show others with the condition how to push their limits.
Sleep Is Critical for the Zebrafish Brain to Repair DNA Damage
Catherine Offord | Mar 6, 2019 | 2 min read
Neurons can only efficiently fix genetic injuries when the animals are asleep.
Sleep Deprivation Hardly Harms Fruit Flies
Kerry Grens | Feb 21, 2019 | 2 min read
Some individuals sleep just minutes a day. And keeping flies awake does not have untoward effects on longevity.
Concussions May Stunt Recovery from Sleep Deprivation
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2018 | 2 min read
People who have suffered traumatic brain injury had slower reaction times and more false starts after disrupted sleep than healthy controls, according to a study presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting.
Muscles Hold a Key to Sleep Recovery
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 1, 2018 | 2 min read
A protein in skeletal muscles helps mice recover from sleep deprivation.
Things That Go Bump
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016 | 3 min read
Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.
Sleeping for Two
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2016 | 4 min read
Poor slumber during pregnancy may have consequences beyond gestation.
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Under the Cover of Darkness
Kerry Grens | Feb 29, 2016 | 1 min read
The far-reaching effects of sleep loss
A Genetic Root to Seasonal Affective Disorder
Bob Grant | Feb 23, 2016 | 2 min read
Researchers have identified a gene that ties sleeping patterns to the winter blues experienced by many people living at extreme northern and southern latitudes.
Signs of Sleep Deprivation in the Blood
Bob Grant | Feb 11, 2015 | 1 min read
Circulating fats and acids drop in people and rats that aren’t getting enough sleep.
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