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Sleep is a physiological behavior that is common in all animal species. It forms around one third of a human life. It is not known clearly the exact functions of sleep but it seems to be essential for survival as prolonged sleep deprivation leads to severe physical impairment followed by cognitive loss and eventually death.
Gene therapy may be safe and effective in treating AADC deficiency

Gene therapy may be safe and effective in treating AADC deficiency

Children with rare genetic disorder experience dramatic improvements in a gene therapy trial

Children with rare genetic disorder experience dramatic improvements in a gene therapy trial

Raising your risk of cardiac death through the southern diet

Raising your risk of cardiac death through the southern diet

People with diabetes and sleep problems have increased risk of mortality

People with diabetes and sleep problems have increased risk of mortality

People with daytime sleepiness present shorter telomeres irrespective of whether they have obstructive sleep apnea

People with daytime sleepiness present shorter telomeres irrespective of whether they have obstructive sleep apnea

Genetic makeup of more than 53,000 people offers valuable insights into dangerous diseases

Genetic makeup of more than 53,000 people offers valuable insights into dangerous diseases

Unique mini-microscope enables imaging of brain activity in freely moving mice

Unique mini-microscope enables imaging of brain activity in freely moving mice

Psychoactive component of marijuana stays in breast milk for up to six weeks, study finds

Psychoactive component of marijuana stays in breast milk for up to six weeks, study finds

New study on plant metabolism can help produce more food for increasing population

New study on plant metabolism can help produce more food for increasing population

Sufficient rest during holidays restores functions associated with DNA regulation

Sufficient rest during holidays restores functions associated with DNA regulation

Regular caffeine intake can change gray matter of the brain

Regular caffeine intake can change gray matter of the brain

Tiny population of neurons may play a significant role in depression

Tiny population of neurons may play a significant role in depression

Daytime napping is partly regulated by a person's genes

Daytime napping is partly regulated by a person's genes

Study examines the largest and most diverse genetic sequencing data sets

Study examines the largest and most diverse genetic sequencing data sets

New report highlights coffee's effect on sleep

New report highlights coffee's effect on sleep

Study shows how stem cell niche maintain their self-renewal capacity

Study shows how stem cell niche maintain their self-renewal capacity

Caffeinated coffee helps to minimize reductions in attention and cognitive function

Caffeinated coffee helps to minimize reductions in attention and cognitive function

Common insecticides affect the amount of night's sleep in bumblebees and fruit flies

Common insecticides affect the amount of night's sleep in bumblebees and fruit flies

Study reveals genetic variants that increase the risk of nocturnal enuresis

Study reveals genetic variants that increase the risk of nocturnal enuresis

Metabolites may be predictive indicators for recurrent major depressive disorder

Metabolites may be predictive indicators for recurrent major depressive disorder