Support cells, not neurons, lull the brain to sleep
Brain cells called astrocytes help to cause the urge to sleep that comes with prolonged wakefulness, according to a study in mice, funded by the National Institutes of Health. The cells release adenosine, a chemical known to have sleep-inducing effects that are inhibited by caffeine.
FRC Says Planned Parenthood, Desperate to Hide Agenda, Attacks Hatch and Hides Intent
...lly always couch their support for abortion in such euphemisms such as 'family planning,''comprehensive health services,' and 'reproductive health' to lull
the public into thinking that abortion is not part of the equation.
"Because the bill as written has no exclusion for abortion in its languag...
Experts Warn Against Raw Milk Following Rift Valley Fever Outbreak in Kenya
... periphery, over developments of a fresh outbreak of the deadly Rift Valley Fever (RVF) in Garissa, capital of Kenya's North-Eastern province, after a lull
of almost nine years.
Officials with the Northern Zone Veterinary Investigation Center (VIC) have reportedly increased their monitoring activit...
16 Common Myths About Breast Cancer
...tion called fibrocystic changes or fibroadenoma. Lumps could also be pre-cancerous conditions that will need some treatment. But don’t let these facts lull
you into complacency. All lumps should be checked thoroughly.
7. Herbal remedies and dietary supplements can help treat breast cancer.
Lifting The Screen off Misleading Sunscreen labels
... Ambiguous labeling on sun lotions may actually lull
the consumer into a false sense of complete protection, which might actually not be the case//. The European commission has got its act together on th...
Poultry Blues: Blow Hot, Blow Cold Time for Poultry Sector
... A fresh case of bird flu in Maharashtra has ruffled up chicken feathers again. More like the lull
before a storm, chicken prices which were stabilizing// , have again plummeted following incidents of bird-flu in Maharashtra during the last few days...
Late Pregnancy Women Face The Risk Of Heartbreak, Fertility Problems
...e "saddened" by the number of women they see who have problems.
They write: "Paradoxically, the availability of IVF (In vitro fertilization) may lull
women into infertility while they wait for a suitable partner and concentrate on their careers and achieving security and a comfortable living standar...
September Geology and GSA Today media highlights
... of four bursts of seismic moment release in the Los Angeles region during the past 12,000 years. The historic period appears to be part of an ongoing lull
that has persisted for about the past 1000 years. These periods of rapid seismic displacement in the Los Angeles region have occurred during the lulls...
Steep oxygen decline halted first land colonization by Earth's sea creatures
...ew examples of animals with backbones for the next 15 million years, and then suddenly vertebrates show up again, this time for good.
The mysterious lull
in vertebrate colonization of land is known as Romer's Gap, named for the Yale University paleontologist, Alfred Romer, who first recognized it. But t...
Money Tree survey shows lull in Wisconsin venture capital deals
Wisconsin didn't produce a single venture capital deal from January through March this year, according to the recently published Money Tree survey.
Venture capitalists in the state said that the lack of deals in a quarter is not necessarily representative of the state, though it is another remin...
Health care economics make definition of 'cost' problems difficult
...udget deficit and in the operating budgets of most state governments.
Then again, its been pretty much that way since the late 1990s when a brief lull
in health-care inflation ended and the situation has yet to trigger a rush to innovation in the White House or the statehouses. Aside from suggestion...