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2011-11-17 00:09:48

A new study has found that protein and not sugar activates the cells responsible for keeping us awake and burning calories.

2011-10-11 07:00:00

The Bio-Magazine has just published reviews on the neuropeptide hormone Orexin and on Biophilia which is the hypothesis of an instinctive

2011-10-05 05:52:21

The fat we usually think of is called white fat, but there’s another type- brown fat- that burns fat.

2011-10-04 12:11:15

People with narcolepsy are not only excessively sleepy, but they are also prone to gaining weight.

2011-10-04 12:09:03

The fat we typically think of as body fat is called white fat. But there's another type—known as brown fat—that does more than just store fat.

2011-08-03 13:41:44

A signaling system in the brain previously shown to regulate sleep is also responsible for inducing lethargy during illness.

2011-07-21 12:25:31

Recently, optogenetics, which controls the activity of neuron using the light-activated protein, has been getting a lot of attention.

2010-10-20 07:00:00

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 20, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ARNA) announced today results from a Phase 1 clinical trial of APD916, a novel drug candidate discovered by Arena that targets the histamine H3 receptor for the treatment of narcolepsy with cataplexy.

2010-10-07 13:38:32

With the help of tiny, see-through fish, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers are homing in on what happens in the brain while you sleep.


Word of the Day
megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.