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Novel methods for analyzing neural circuits for innate behaviors in insects
[Background] Insects show a variety of species-specific innate behaviors instinctive behaviors . For example, a worker honeybee that has found flower nectar exhibits 8-shape waggle-dances upon returning to its beehive. A male moth that has detected a sex pheromone flies around to look for a female counterpart. There remain a number of questions about how a variety of innate behaviors are generated by functions of neural circuits in the insect brain. In ord ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 18
Four Ways to Turn Negative Body Thoughts Around
There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings. Subscribe Recent Issue Archive Today News 8 Eye-Opening Ways Kids Benefit from Experiences with Nature 5 Seriously Stunning Facts About Higher Education in America Breathe In Nasal Inhalations Are Linked to Laser-Like Focus Education Level Predicts Depression Rates and Access to Care Essential Reads Don t Feel Motivated Play The Impossible Game Four Ways to Turn N ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 18
Don’t Feel Motivated? Play The Impossible Game
There are ways to temper your toughest critic and take constructive control of your feelings. Subscribe Recent Issue Archive Today News 8 Eye-Opening Ways Kids Benefit from Experiences with Nature 5 Seriously Stunning Facts About Higher Education in America Breathe In Nasal Inhalations Are Linked to Laser-Like Focus Education Level Predicts Depression Rates and Access to Care Essential Reads Don t Feel Motivated Play The Impossible Game Four Ways to Turn N ...
Psychology Today - Mon. Mar 18
New parents face 6 years of disrupted sleep
After the birth of the first child mothers and fathers sleep duration and satisfaction don t recover to levels before pregnancy up to six years after giving birth Mothers sleep an hour less in the first 3 months after giving birth, and fathers slept 15 minutes less researchers at the University of Warwick have found. Six years after birth mothers slept 20 minutes less and fathers were still deprived of 15 minutes. Higher household income and psychosocial f ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Not all sleep is equal when it comes to cleaning the brain
New research shows how the depth of sleep can impact our brain s ability to efficiently wash away waste and toxic proteins. Because sleep often becomes increasingly lighter and more disrupted as we become older, the study reinforces and potentially explains the links between aging, sleep deprivation, and heightened risk for Alzheimer s disease. Sleep is critical to the function of the brain s waste removal system and this study shows that the deeper the sl ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Infant sleep duration associated with mother's level of education and prenatal...
A new study analyzing data from Canadian parents has found that babies sleep less at three months of age if their mothers do not have a university degree, experienced depression during pregnancy or had an emergency cesarean-section delivery. The study, which examined associations between a mother s level of education, prenatal depression, method of delivery and her infant s sleep duration, was published this month in Sleep Medicine . It found that infants ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Does extra sleep on the weekends repay your sleep debt? No, researchers say
Insufficient sleep and untreated sleep disorders put people at increased risk for metabolic problems, including obesity and diabetes. But is extra sleep on the weekends enough to reduce those risks The short answer, according to new findings reported in Current Biology on February 28, is no. The key take-home message from this study is that ad libitum weekend recovery or catch-up sleep does not appear to be an effective countermeasure strategy to reverse s ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Sleeping in on the weekend won't repay your sleep debt
Think sleeping in on the weekend can repair the damage from a week of sleepless nights Not so, according to University of Colorado Boulder research published today in Current Biology . In fact, on some health measures, trying to play catch-up for a few days and then returning to poor sleep habits makes things worse. Our findings suggest that the common behavior of burning the candle during the week and trying to make up for it on the weekend is not an effe ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Sleep apnea may be linked to higher levels of Alzheimer's biomarker in brain
MINNEAPOLIS - People who are witnessed by a bed partner to have stopped breathing during sleep may have higher accumulations of an Alzheimer s disease biomarker called tau in an area of the brain that helps with memory, according to a preliminary study released today that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology s 71st Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, May 4 to 10, 2019. Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that involves frequent events of st ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Researchers develop model to predict suicide risk in at-risk young adults
PITTSBURGH, Feb. 27, 2019 - Suicide is the second leading cause of death in the U.S. among those aged 15 to 34 years and yet, despite years of mental health research, our ability to predict suicidal behavior is only slightly better than chance. Research from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine provides a new approach to tackling the problem, showing that fluctuation and severity of depressive symptoms are much better at predicting risk of suici ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Study reveals the structure of the 2nd human cannabinoid receptor
A Chinese research team joined forces with Russian and U.S. biologists to obtain the crystal structure of the human type 2 cannabinoid receptor. Their findings will help develop drugs against inflammatory, neurodegenerative, and other diseases. The authors of the paper in Cell compare the newly discovered structure to that of the type 1 cannabinoid receptor, deeming the two receptors to be the yin and yang of the human endocannabinoid system. Drugs rely on ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
Opioid use in the family may influence adolescents' opioid risk after surgery
ANN ARBOR - Having a family member with persistent opioid use may be a risk factor for young adults continuing prescriptions long after their own surgeries, a new Michigan Medicine study suggests. The presence of one or more family members using long-term opioids before a procedure was associated with a higher likelihood that adolescents prescribed opioids for the first time would do the same, according to the findings. The research, led by surgery and ped ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Mar 4
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