Studies show that loss of sleep can lead to memory loss, compromised immunity, weight gain, and mood swings. However, scientists are now finding that sleep deprivation may be used to treat depression. Losing sleep has the opposite effect on those struggling with depression. It restores the circadian rhythm that is usually flat in depressed people and it helps balance the parts of the brain that regulate mood. Unfortunately, the positive effects are immediately reversed when the patient goes to sleep. However, when combined with a lithium supplement and light therapy, lasting improvements can be achieved.
From the "cobots" that could steal your job to the cuter, emotional robots already living in our homes, this series provides an in-depth look at what’s to come in the not-too-distant future of robotic technology.
With the weather and ice data from old ship’s logs, Dr. Kevin Wood realized it was possible to reconstruct the history of sea ice in the Arctic to better understand climate change.
For the first time, a lab-grown mini brain has brain waves. Researchers can now launch new ways to study brain disorders. But the question of consciousness in the brain-like organoid could raise concern.
The Israeli group's moon mission will be ride-sharing on a SpaceX rocket.
How a pediatric cancer drug went from discovery to clinical trials in five years and just $500,000.
It sounds like science fiction, but it could save millions of lives.
The flu is a really tough target. The virus evolves far too fast to really pin it down. If only they could slow it down. That seemed pretty much impossible until two researchers had a breakthrough that involved the mucus of cancer patients. And what they found could fundamentally change our perception of not only the flu, but evolution itself.
Right now, assistive bionic technology is really cool and really expensive. This is how it will get better and cheaper.
From newborn health to AIDS treatment to DNA research, these brilliant women paved the way for incredible advances in the field of medicine.