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Sleep Switch: Induce Sleep By Remote Control And Consolidate Memory

in medicine, biology

When did you sleep last night? How long did you sleep? Is it hard to wake up on Monday mornings? Instead of turning on an alarm clock, you may be able to turn on some cells, a sleep switch, in the brain to wake you up from that deep early morning sleep!

Are energy drinks associated with binge drinking, alcohol-related social problems and misuse of prescription drugs among musicians?

in environment, medicine, biology

According to University of Buffalo researchers, frequent use of energy drinks is associated with binge drinking, alcohol-related social problems and misuse of prescription drugs among musicians.

Down Syndrome: A Gift Of God?

in medicine, biology

"Every child is created special, with awesome purpose and amazing potential." Sarah Palin's ‘letter from God’ refers to Trig Palin's Down syndrome.  Down syndrome is the most common single cause of human birth defects.

Protecting medical implants from attack- A new system to jam unauthorized wireless signals

in technology, medicine

A remotely controlled wireless medical implant can pose a danger if someone manipulates the wireless commununication between the implanted device and the remoter controller. 

Inflammation promoting protein also helps blood clot formation- New clue to heart attack prevention?

in medicine

A new finding by the scientists at Scripps Research Institute may lead to better drugs for preventing heart attacks and other clot-related conditions such as stroke. The study identified a new protein in blood clots and established a new model of clot formation.

Stress produces stem cells in the brain and absence of stress produces neurons-Experience Dictates Stem Cell Fate

in environment, medicine

According to a new study peace of mind is key to the generation of new neurons and  stress leads to the generation of more neuronal progenitor cells, the neural stem cells. 

Insulin Action In The Brain Can Lead To Obesity- How Fat-rich Food Makes You Fat

in medicine, biology

Is insulin a culprit in fat-food making you fat? Apparently insulin is a culprit.  A new study shows how the hormone insulin acts in the part of the brain known as the ventromedial hypothalamus and control your eating habit.   Ventromedial hypothalamus is the part of the brain associated with satiety. 

Understanding Cancer Energetics-Johns Hopkins researchers solve mystery of Warburg effect

in medicine, biology, omics

A new paper published in the journal Cell reports how cancer cells control oxygen utilization. Cancer cells have been known to consume a lot of sugar to stay alive. In fact, where normal, noncancerous cells generate energy from using some sugar and a lot of oxygen, cancerous cells use virtually no oxygen and a lot of sugar.