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May 11, 2016 — Using fruit flies as a traumatic brain injury model may hold the key to identifying important genes and pathways that promote the repair of and minimize damage to the nervous system, new research ... read more

Children With ADHD May Benefit from Following Healthy Behaviors, New Study Suggests

May 2, 2016 — Children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder follow fewer healthy lifestyle behaviors than non-ADHD youth. ADHD youth may benefit from improving lifestyle choices such as increasing ... read more

Salts in the Brain Control Our Sleep-Wake Cycle

Apr. 29, 2016 — A new epoch-making discovery has been made, which may prove decisive to future brain research. The level of salts in the brain plays a critical role in whether we are asleep or awake. This discovery ... read more

Silent Epidemic? Head Injury May Be Linked to Lasting Sleep Problems

Apr. 27, 2016 — People who have had a traumatic brain injury may still have sleep problems a year and a half after being injured, according to a study. In addition, people with TBI may also be unaware of just how ... read more

Apr. 26, 2016 — Sleep deprivation is tied to an impairment of protein production in the hippocampus, a brain region thought to be central to memory, report researchers. By experimentally increasing the expression of ... read more

Sleep Loss Detrimental to Blood Vessels

Apr. 22, 2016 — Getting too little sleep causes changes in the metabolism of cholesterol, demonstrates a new study. According to the results, long-term sleep loss may contribute to the development of cardiovascular ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — Have trouble sleeping on your first night in a new place? A new study explains what's going on in the brain during that 'first-night ... read more

Apr. 21, 2016 — A new study shows that when it comes to promoting healthy hearts, it's not a matter of getting more sleep. It's a matter of getting adequate sleep at optimal times, say ... read more

Teen Moms and Infant Sleep: Mother Doesn't Always Know Best

Apr. 21, 2016 — Sudden unexpected infant death, which includes sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), is the leading cause of death in infants 1 month to 1 year of age in the United States. Although the reason is ... read more

Fatty Diets Lead to Daytime Sleepiness, Poor Sleep

Apr. 20, 2016 — Men who consume diets high in fat are more likely to feel sleepy during the day, to report sleep problems at night, and are also more likely to suffer from sleep apnea, new research ... read more

Study Identifies Specific Work Factors That Predict Sleep Problems

Apr. 19, 2016 — Specific psychological and social work factors were associated with sleep problems both concurrently and two years after exposure, indicating prolonged consequences, new research suggests. Results ... read more

New Study Finds Shifted Sleep-Wake Cycles Affect Women More Than Men

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new study involved the assessment of performance in participants being placed on 28-hour days to shift the sleep-wake cycle out of phase with the brain (circadian) clock. Performance was more ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — How long-term memory is formed is not well understood, and remains a central question of inquiry in neuroscience. Now researchers report they may have an answer to this ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Falling asleep and waking up are key transitions in everyone's day. Despite decades of research, how these transitions work -- the neurobiological mechanics of our circadian rhythm -- has ... read more

Small Increases in Sleep Improve Grades

Apr. 5, 2016 — Elementary school-age children who improved their sleep habits also improved in their academic performance, according to a new ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Chronic lack of sleep and irregular sleep-wake cycles may be risk factors of Parkinson's disease, new work suggests. In an animal model, the researchers show that disturbances in circadian ... read more

Apr. 5, 2016 — Using a sophisticated MRI technique, researchers have found abnormalities in the brain's white matter tracts in patients with insomnia, according to a new ... read more

Pituitary Insufficiency Is Prevalent After Blast Concussion in Military Veterans

Apr. 4, 2016 — A study in military veterans finds that explosive blast-related concussions frequently result in hormone changes leading to problems such as sleep disturbances, fatigue, depression and poor quality ... read more

For Young Adults, Sleep Problems Predict Later Pain Problems

Mar. 31, 2016 — For at least some groups of 'emerging adults,' sleep problems are a predictor of chronic pain and worsening pain severity over time, suggests a ... read more

New Recommendations Link Better Sleep to Improved Concussion Outcomes

Mar. 31, 2016 — A panel of sleep and brain injury specialists recommends specific steps to test and develop sleep-related treatments to improve the outcome of mild traumatic brain ... read more

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