Tag: "slumber" at biology news
Unconventional brain circuits offer clues to insomnia-obesity connection
...role as the body's natural alarm, rousing one from slumber
in response to external cues, Horvath said. However, the structure of the system might also explain the prevalence of sleep disorders and, perhaps, the associated rise in obesity. "In an evolutionary sense, the response of the hypocretin system to sm...
Brain region linked to fly slumber
...Both are groggy when woken suddenly and need extra slumber
if sleep deprived. It's therefore possible, the authors argue, that a mechanism regulating both sleep and learning could be evolutionarily conserved. So studying the mushroom bodies may help to throw light on the mechanisms governing vertebrate and i...
Breaks in hibernation help fight bugs
...d become fully active. But such sudden breaks from slumber
eat into much of the animal's stored energy reserves, and it is not fully clear why the animals need to wake up, and how often Some scientists think the answer lies in bacterial infections that could run rampant in the face of an immune system th...
Brown cancer biologists identify major player in cell growth
..., they found, was enough to rouse cells from their slumber
and get them to grow again. "So we've found a new pathway to control cell growth," Rosmarin said. "Now that we know a way to disrupt GABP and stop division, there is the possibility that a drug can be made to do the same thing in cancer cells."...