The Extremes of Sleeping Disorders

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How long can you survive without sleep? Right now, there is not a definitive answer. In most sleep-deprivation cases, humans’ bodies inevitably...

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Sleep: A Closer Look at the Process that Consumes 1/3 of Our Lives

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“Sleep that knits up the ravelled sleeve of care The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath Balm of hurt minds,...

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The Detection of Gravitational Waves

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Was Einstein right about gravitational waves? On February 11, physicists with the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) announced that their twin...

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Better Understanding Anorexia

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Currently, there is a pressing demand to find therapeutic targets for anorexia.  This disorder “has the highest mortality rate of any psychiatric...

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Gut Microbiota and Human Growth: An Exciting Correlation

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Almost 180 million children across the world have stunted growth, a result of severe malnutrition and recurring childhood infection. Diminutive stature puts...

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Climate Change Threatens Coral Reefs

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Over the past century, the sea surface temperature (SST) has increased by almost 1 °C and is predicted to continue increasing approximately...

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Sleep Helps Hematopoietic Stem Cells

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What are Stem Cells? Without stem cells, wounds would never heal, your skin and blood could not continually renew themselves, fertilized eggs would not grow...

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The Plight of Bats

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When asked about bats and White-nose syndrome, most people would know very little about either. Bats, the mysterious winged mammals, play a...

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Are Bananas Going Extinct?

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BACKGROUND: Bananas are the United States’ most consumed fruit, totaling more than that of apples and oranges combined. Nonetheless, most people are unaware...

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