Study reveals sleep loss hijacks brain’s activity during learning

Partially sleep-deprived individuals might be especially vulnerable to fear-related conditions such as posttraumatic stress disorder or anxiety, according to a new research. The study appears in Biological Psychiatry: Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuroimaging, published by Elsevier. “This study provides us with new insights into how sleep deprivation affects brain function to […]

Large, delayed outbreaks of diseases like seasonal flu likely after Covid-19 controls lifted

These interventions aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 have also reduced transmission of other circulating respiratory infections, such as seasonal influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Researchers have now said that current reductions in these common respiratory infections, however, may merely postpone the incidence of future outbreaks, thereby increasing […]

Scientists discover new promising strategy for common retinal diseases

A potential new strategy for treating eye diseases that affect millions of people around the world, often resulting in blindness – has been discovered by a team of scientists. Many serious eye diseases–including age-related macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and related disorders of the retina–feature an abnormal overgrowth of new retinal […]