Neuroscientists found that astrocytes may be responsible for the rapid improvement in mood in depressed patients after acute sleep deprivation. This study identified how astrocytes can regulate a neurotransmitter involved in sleep.
A study shows for the first time that certain nutrients may play an underlying role in short and long sleep duration and that people who report eating a large variety of foods; an indicator of an overall healthy diet, had the healthiest sleep patterns.
The molecular pathway that carries time-of-day signals from the body’s internal clock to ultimately guide daily behavior is like a...
Researchers identify two proteins linked to alertness and the sleep-wake balance. Additionally, the study showed that the quality of wakefulness affects how quickly a mammal falls asleep.
Researchers discover a link between neural activity in the lateral hypothalamus and the state of REM sleep.
Discovery of key link between circadian rhythms and metabolism may lead to new therapies for sleep disorders and diabetes. The...
Researchers identify the sleep mechanism which enables the brain to consolidate emotional memory. Additionally, they discovered a popular sleep medication heightens the response to and recollection of negative memories.
Contrary to previous findings, new research finds no link between chronic fatigue syndrome and the viruses XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus) and pMLV (polytropic murine leukemia virus). A study reveals that research that reported patients with chronic fatigue syndrome carried these two viruses was wrong and that there is still no evidence for an infectious cause behind chronic fatigue syndrome.