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a study from researchers led by the University of Bern identifies neurons responsible for REM during sleep. The team states their discovery provides the first evidence for a brainstem premotor command, where the brain plans for voluntary movements, helping to coordinate the control of eye movements whilst deactivating muscles during REM sleep.

Researchers identify neurons responsible for rapid eye movements/REM during sleep.

The part of our sleep cycle involving Rapid Eye Movement (REM), otherwise known as paradoxical sleep, is a crucial phase of sleep identified in mammals and birds involving the random … Continue Reading Researchers identify neurons responsible for rapid eye movements/REM during sleep.

Noninvasive eye scan can detect key signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in humans.

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is a fatal neurodegenerative disorder as well as the leading cause of senile dementia worldwide, with no effective treatment and limited functionality for early diagnosis.  Now, a … Continue Reading Noninvasive eye scan can detect key signs of Alzheimer’s Disease in humans.

New biomimetic nanoparticle successfully treats eye cancer in animal model.

Biomimicry or biomimetics is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies. The goal is to create products and processes … Continue Reading New biomimetic nanoparticle successfully treats eye cancer in animal model.

Optogenetics study identifies neurons important for induction of natural REM sleep.

Researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have added another piece to the complex puzzle of how the brain controls one of the most essential … Continue Reading Optogenetics study identifies neurons important for induction of natural REM sleep.

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