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International research team finds brain changes linked to sleep need

We’ve all experienced going to bed tired and waking up refreshed, yet how that happens at the molecular level remains a mystery. An international study published in Nature sheds new light on the biochemistry of sleep need in the brain. According to... Continue Reading →

Memory processes depend on protein ‘off-switch’ – could lead to new Alzheimer’s treatments

Memory, learning and cognitive flexibility depend on a protein ‘off-switch’ in the brain, according to a breakthrough discovery made by an international research collaboration co-led by the University of Warwick.  This new knowledge could enable us to better understand and combat neurological... Continue Reading →

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