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Antioxidant benefits of sleep

Scientists found that short-sleeping fruit fly mutants shared the common defect of sensitivity to acute oxidative stress, and thus that sleep supports antioxidant processes.

Machine learning helps to predict the treatment outcomes of schizophrenia

Researchers have used artificial intelligence to help identify patients suffering from schizophrenia and to ascertain if they would respond to treatment.

Herpes linked to Alzheimer’s: Antivirals may help

A new commentary on a study by epidemiologists supports the viability of a potential way to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. When the authors looked at subjects who suffered severe herpes infection and who were treated aggressively with antivira…

Brain function partly replicated by nanomaterials

Researchers have created extremely dense, random SWNT/POM network molecular neuromorphic devices, generating spontaneous spikes similar to nerve impulses of neurons. They conducted simulation calculations of the random molecular network model complexed…

Why the left hemisphere of the brain understands language better than the right

Nerve cells in the brain region planum temporale have more synapses in the left hemisphere than in the right hemisphere — which is vital for rapid processing of auditory speech, according to new research. There has already been ample evidence of left …

Science fiction enthusiasts have a positive attitude to the digitizing of the brain

The goal of a technology known as mind upload is to make it possible to create functional copies of the human brain on computers. The development of this technology, which involves scanning of the brain and detailed cell-specific emulation, is currentl…