Neuroscience

How the brain reacts to sleep deprivation

In a new study, scientists from Forschungszentrum Jülich together with partners from the German Aerospace Center (DLR) have investigated the molecular changes with which the human brain reacts to exceptionally long wake ...

Neuroscience

Support cells in the brain offer a new strategy to boost memory

A study by scientists from the Gladstone Institutes shows that decreasing the number of A2A adenosine receptors in a particular type of brain cells called astrocytes improved memory in healthy mice. What's more, reducing ...

Health

A new therapeutic avenue for treating insomnia

Insomnia is one of the major sleep problems with an estimated prevalence of 10 percent to 15 percent in the general population and 30 percent to 60 percent in the older population. Moreover, insomnia frequently co-occurs ...

Neuroscience

Why do we fall asleep when bored?

Humans often defy sleepiness and stay awake when attention is necessary,yet experience an inescapable desire to sleep in boring situations. The brain mechanisms governing the regulation of sleep by cognitive and emotional ...

Health

Caffeine tempers taste, triggering temptation for sweets

Caffeine, the widely consumed stimulant and igniter of sluggish mornings, has been found to temper taste buds temporarily, making food and drink seem less sweet, according to new Cornell University research.

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