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Neural circuit identified, and tweaked, to prevent memory-loss caused by sleep deprivation.

Sleep is a critical period for memory consolidation, and most people don’t get enough. Research has shown that even brief periods of sleep deprivation can lead to deficits in memory … Continue Reading Neural circuit identified, and tweaked, to prevent memory-loss caused by sleep deprivation.

Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals.

Schizophrenia is associated with increased rates and intensity of tobacco smoking.  A growing body of research suggests that the relationship between schizophrenia and smoking stems, in part, from an effort … Continue Reading Smoking and schizophrenia linked by alterations in brain nicotine signals.