New Study Pinpoints Why Sleep Is Often the Best Medicine

New Study Pinpoints Why Sleep Is Often the Best Medicine

In an attempt to crack this code, Dimitrov and colleagues decided to investigate how sleep, lack of sleep, and disease influence the ability of a group of signaling molecules called "Gαs-coupled receptor agonists" to regulate integrin activation of antigen-specific T cells in humans.

Jack Be Nimble: Serial Killers Who Escaped Custody

Jack Be Nimble: Serial Killers Who Escaped Custody

Caught in Canada, he escaped custody, in part because he was so agreeable that the officers thought they had the wrong man. Just after Selenski’s arrest, he fashioned a rope from bed sheets in his cell and escaped.

School districts cancel school with songs and viral videos

School districts cancel school with songs and viral videos

The Michigan duo first poke fun at other principals and superintended who sing school cancellation announcements until they break into a stirring rendition of the iconic song “Hallelujah,” with lyrics centered around missed school days.

Lithium: Cellular Trickster

Lithium: Cellular Trickster

Source: wikimedia commons Lithium is an essential mineral that appears to be extremely helpful to the brain in low doses, but is definitely toxic if you get the dose too high. A recent interesting paper suggests that lithium may well act as those antioxidant vitamins, tricking the cells into activating neuron protection, recovery and repair.

Woman gave birth alone in locked prison cell in 'inexcusable' incident

Woman gave birth alone in locked prison cell in 'inexcusable' incident

Woman gave birth alone in locked prison cell in 'inexcusable' incident But allowing a pregnant woman to give birth alone in a locked cell, which is what reportedly happened at an Australian prison, is "distressing and degrading," said Neil Morgan to the BBC.

Amy Schumer, struggling with 'tough' pregnancy, asks fans for baby and dog pics

Amy Schumer, struggling with 'tough' pregnancy, asks fans for baby and dog pics

Schumer has since had to cancel other shows because of illness and she's apologized on social media each time to fans, promising them to make them up once she's better.

Astrocytes and the Plastic Brain

Astrocytes and the Plastic Brain

For instance, after a stroke, the brain retains an incredible ability to repair its own damaged circuits, but the outcome is not always so favorable at older ages due to declining plasticity.