Sleeping and Eating: Separate but Linked

Sleeping and Eating: Separate but Linked

Sleeping and eating constitute some of a body’s most basic and necessary functions, and yet for people living across the globe they represent two of the largest concerns for maintaining health. A wealth of research evidence suggests that these two vital functions are linked, and that a disturbance in one can impact the other. As […]

Artificial Cilia Engineered to Mimic Nature’s Earliest Movements

Artificial Cilia Engineered to Mimic Nature’s Earliest Movements

Researchers from the Kiel University have successfully engineered artificial cilia—a type of organelle responsible for movement in some of nature’s earliest evolved organisms. These artificial cilia not only produce net movement on the nanoscale, but they also autonomously aggregate and self-assemble. Such technology might one day contribute to the development of ultra-precise drug delivery systems […]

Sleep Deprivation in the Long-Term Speeds Atrophy of the Brain

Sleep Deprivation in the Long-Term Speeds Atrophy of the Brain

Research from the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School in Singapore indicates that long-term sleep deprivation is correlated with speedier aging-related brain atrophy and lowered cognitive performance. Such research adds to the growing body of evidence in support of the idea that losing sleep not only has negative effects on short-term mood and well-being, but also can contribute […]