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Second Gene Responsible For Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Identified
...xperiencediminished intellectual function, autism, sleep
disturbances, or hyperactivity. "Tuberous sclerosis complex presents us with the full spectrum ofneurodevelopmental problems, all within the context of a single disorder, andeach one representing a challenge to physicians," said Giovanna Spinella, M...
Resistance To Leptin Contributes To Obesity
...betes, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, sleep
apnea,gallstones, some cancers and forms of arthritis, according to the NationalInstitute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), part ofthe federal government's National Institutes of Health. NIDDK supportedthe research, along with t...
Hibernation: The Opposite of Sleep?
...ot sleep. Although torpor may stave offthe need to sleep
for days or even weeks, eventually the animal will grow so tired and sleepy that it must rewarm itself for a snooze." To aground squirrel, hibernation probably feels like long stretches of icy stupor punctuated with short, costly-naps--proof, Barnes ...
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