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Not everyone responds to coffee in the same way

Depending on your genetic make-up, you might be able to drink coffee right before bed or feel wired after just one cup, ongoing research shows. In previous work, Marilyn Cornelis, assistant professor in preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School... Continue Reading →


The complex beauty of the sleeping brain

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators have developed a novel approach to analyze brainwaves during sleep, which promises to give a more detailed and accurate depiction of neurophysiological changes than provided by a traditional sleep study. In a report published in... Continue Reading →

How The Brain Resets During Sleep

Striking electron microscope pictures from inside the brains of mice suggest what happens in our own brain every day: Our synapses – the junctions between nerve cells – grow strong and large during the stimulation of daytime, then shrink by... Continue Reading →

Why High-Dose Vitamin C Kills Cancer Cells

University of Iowa (UI) researchers believe that they have found out why the use of vitamin C as cancer therapy has had issues in the past. The UI scientists have shown that giving vitamin C intravenously, rather than the traditional... Continue Reading →

New research shows dieting success may be hardwired into the brain

Obesity and dieting are increasingly common in contemporary society, and many dieters struggle to lose excess weight. A new research paper, by Chen et al in Cognitive Neuroscience, studied the connections between the executive control and reward systems in the... Continue Reading →

Are hot flashes genetic?

Most women experience hot flashes and night sweats either before or during menopause, but a significant minority don’t have these symptoms. Could our genes be a factor in determining which women get hot flashes? A team of UCLA-led researchers may... Continue Reading →

Scientists developing MRI-guided stem cell delivery method

A national science publication has featured the work of San Antonio scientists aiming to develop a more effective method for delivering neural stem cells to the brain in an effort to move forward stem cell therapies to treat neurological disorders.... Continue Reading →

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