Over time, stress can be very harmful to the brain, draining it of a certain protein involved with helping neurons in the hippocampus -- affecting memory, mood, and cognition.
Research has found that over time stress can be very harmful to the brain, draining it of a certain protein involved with helping neurons in the hippocampus -- affecting memory, mood, and cognition. "The findings suggest that BDNF is one of the proteins that play a role in mediating the brain's plasticity," said Bruce S. McEwen one of the researchers at Rockefeller University.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face."
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
The climate change we're witnessing is more dramatic than we might think.
A lazy buzz phrase – 'Is this the new normal?' – has been doing the rounds as extreme climate events have been piling up over the past year. To which the riposte should be: it's worse than that – we're on the road to even more frequent, more extreme events than we saw this year.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
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