Tag Archives: Sleep

21Nov/17

Brain activity shows dogs learn in their sleep, say Hungarian scientists

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (NOVEMBER 17, 2017) (REUTERS) – Scientists in Hungary say they have measured brain activity in dogs which shows they learn during their sleep.
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06Nov/17

Deep sleep: Even jellyfish need their slumber

PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (CALTECH) – A brainless, spineless, pulsating organism has a key behaviour in common with humans: sleep. Continue reading

25Sep/17

Our sleep patterns inherited from hunter-gatherers, says study

A study of a remote Africa tribe wearing actigraphs suggests for the first time that a 50-year-old theory on animal sleep patterns applies to humans, as Jim Drury reports. Continue reading

15Aug/17

Blue light from electronic devices has negative impact on sleep, study says

Looking at digital devices at night could be ruining our sleep, according to the authors of a new study. Continue reading

25Aug/15

NASA-funded study says cryogenic sleep may be key to space travel

USA (Next Media) – A NASA-funded study written by aerospace engineering company SpaceWorks says that keeping astronauts unconscious during long flights in space cuts down on the equipment and resources needed on the shuttle, and also eliminates the negative psychological effects of long hauls in space.
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22Mar/15

A mother’s quest to cure her son

Researchers have discovered a link between circadian rhythms and Angelman syndrome, a genetic disorder which inhibits brain development leaving its victims unable to speak while suffering from seizures and sleep problems. The link between the biological clock and Angelman’s could prove to be a powerful tool in the search for treatments and a possible cure for the disease. Its discovery was made in part by a mother who has sacrificed everything in order to try and help her son. Ben Gruber has more.
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