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Lipidomics study identifies common biomarkers of sleep debt in humans and rats.

Stating that sleep is an essential biological process seems as obvious as saying that the sun rises every morning. Yet, researchers’ understanding of the molecular mechanisms underlying the effects of … Continue Reading Lipidomics study identifies common biomarkers of sleep debt in humans and rats.

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.

Scientists identify proteins responsible for synapse-vesicle fusion.

While neurons rapidly propagate information in their interior via electrical signals, they communicate with each other at special contact points known as the synapses. Chemical messenger substances, the neurotransmitters, are … Continue Reading Scientists identify proteins responsible for synapse-vesicle fusion.