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Sleep ‘boosts brain cell numbers’

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UoW) have discovered another reason why sleep is great! Resting boosts the growth of special cells — called oligodendrocytes — that repair the brain when it is injured, according to new findings reported in the Journal of Neuroscience. “For a long time, sleep researchers focused on how the activity of nerve cells differs…

New study confirms link between poor sleep and obesity

Sleep deprivation can make us crave junk food more than healthy food. A sleepless night makes us more likely to reach for doughnuts or pizza than for whole grains and leafy green vegetables, suggests a new study from UC Berkeley that examines the brain regions that control food choices. The findings shed new light on the…

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