Sleep
Do urban fish exhibit impaired sleep?  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Melatonin controls the body clock—high melatonin levels make us feel tired in the evening. However, the hormone also plays an important role in animals' biological rhythms. Artificial light at night—light pollution—can suppress the production of melatonin... more
Do urban fish exhibit impaired sleep?  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 days
Melatonin controls the body clock -- high melatonin levels make us feel tired in the evening. However, the hormone also plays an important role in animals' biological rhythms. Artificial light at night -- light pollution --... more
Woman seeks man in ancient Egyptian 'erotic binding spell'  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 days
An Egyptian papyrus dating to 1,800 years describes a spell conjuring a ghost to play matchmaker between a woman and the man of her dreams. more
New study overturns ‘snapshot’ model of cell cycle accepted since 1974  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 days
Cells have a big decision: Should they replicate or sleep? Healthy cells can go either way. Cancer cells' replication switches are stuck in the 'on' position. more
Rodents and a rocket carried these researchers' dreams to space  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
The human body evolved within the constant force of Earth's gravity. To prevent bone and muscle atrophy during their stays in space, astronauts must exercise every day. For... more
The young Brazilians fighting for the Amazon  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Maria dreams of being the next Greta Thunberg. Kelita is studying in the first-ever university program in the Amazon. Fabio is helping his family do its part to fight climate change through sustainable agriculture. more
The discovery of new compounds for acting on the circadian clock  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
The circadian clock controls a variety of biological phenomena that occur during the course of the day, such as sleeping and waking. Perturbation of the circadian... more
Tips to protect your sleep during the COVID-19 pandemic  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the lives of many throughout the UK, most people are unable to go to work, some have seen their hours cut, some have had their... more
Las Vegas marking parking places for homeless encampment  ABC NEWS · 5 days
Homeless people in Las Vegas have been directed to sleep in rectangles painted on the pavement in a makeshift parking lot camp as a way to limit the spread of the coronavirus more
How to boost your immune system to fight coronavirus  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
As the world struggles with the coronavirus pandemic, more and more people are trying to protect themselves against the virus by all means possible. There are currently no vaccines against... more
GlobalData: New health trend opportunity for sleep-friendly ingredients in food and drinks  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
The incorporation of sleep-friendly ingredients in food and drinks is expected to have future potential as it closely aligns with many consumers’ want for... more
New AASM position statement evaluates the role of sleep deprivation in physician burnout  NEWS MEDICAL · 5 days
Physician burnout is a significantly underappreciated public safety issue, and sleep loss is often overlooked as a contributing factor, according to a... more
The Latest: US eases regulations on medical equipment  ABC NEWS · 1 week
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says hospitals can repurpose medical equipment, including devices used to treat sleep apnea, to serve as ventilators amid concerns about the national supply of the life-sustaining... more
Dreaming of lottery riches? Virus could cut jackpots  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Lottery jackpots are going to shrink as the coronavirus pandemic tamps down lottery sales more
New app-based research program will evaluate wearable data to improve viral illness detection  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The Scripps Research Translational Institute has launched an app-based research program that will analyze participants' wearable health data--including heart rates, sleep and... more
Bedtime deviations may affect cardiovascular health  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Despite increasing awareness of how critical sleep is to our health, getting a good night's rest remains increasingly difficult in a world that's always "on" -; responding to emails at all hours, news cycles that change... more
To sleep deeply: The brainstem neurons that regulate non-REM sleep  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers identified neurons that promote non-REM sleep in the brainstem in mice. These neurons commonly expressed the gene that encodes the neuropeptide neurotensin. Activation of these neurons induced... more
Study shows importance of sleep for children’s health and social competence  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers at Keio University report in the journal Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health the results of an in-depth study on the importance of sleep... more
Neurotensinergic neurons in the brainstem regulate non-REM sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Mammals experience rapid eye movement and non-REM sleep. While the hypothalamus and brainstem are known to be a critical regulators of sleep, the precise mechanism is not fully understood. more
Researchers demonstrate the missing link for a quantum internet  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A quantum internet could be used to send unhackable messages, improve the accuracy of GPS, and enable cloud-based quantum computing. For more than twenty years, dreams of creating such a... more
Starlings' sleep time affected by night length and moon phase  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Researchers of the University of Groningen and the Max Planck Institute have found that starlings sleep five hours less per night during the summer. more
Getting too little -- or too much -- sleep may be bad for the heart  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Compared with people who slept for longer or shorter periods of time, those who reported sleeping seven or... more
Starlings sleep less during summer and full-moon nights  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers of the University of Groningen and the Max Planck Institute have found that starlings sleep five hours less per night during the summer. Compared to winter, the birds take more mid-day... more
Study shows link between repetitive negative thinking, delayed sleep and depressed mood in teens  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Nagging negative thoughts - and striving for perfection - keep teenagers awake at night, raising their chance of becoming depressed... more
Shorter and longer sleep duration may affect your cardiovascular health  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Whether you like to burn the midnight oil to check emails or binge watch your favorite series, toss and turn or sleep until mid-morning, it seems the amount... more
Sleep duration appears to influence vascular and heart health, experts warn  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
The amount of sleep a person gets seems to play a defining role in their vascular and heart health. more
Plant water saving system works like clockwork, it transpires  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Plants, just like humans, have circadian clocks that allow them to tell the time. In humans this cellular clockwork influences when we wake and sleep. more
Audio » Dr. Laura Lewis: Pushing fMRI into New Realms  NIMH · 3 weeks
Dr. Peter Bandettini sits down with Dr. Laura Lewis, an NIMH-supported researcher at Boston University, to discuss her groundbreaking work using fMRI to study the importance of sleep... more
Children who sleep fewer hours more often develop psychiatric symptoms  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
There are plenty of good reasons to make sure children get enough sleep, but their parents' evening peace is nowhere near the most important one. more
Protective brain-cell housekeeping mechanism may also be involved in regulating sleep  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
An important biological mechanism that is thought to protect brain cells from neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's may also be involved in regulating sleep,... more
Sleep problems as an infant may cause behavioural problems later on  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
Researchers from the University of Birmingham have found that infants that have sleep problems may have emotional and behavioral issues as they grow into toddlers. Their... more
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