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Even Fat Cells Need Sleep

October 17, 2012

Here’s a study to make you hit the bed early tonight. Matthew Brady, PhD, associate professor of medicine and vice-chair of the Committee on Molecular Metabolism and Nutrition at the University of Chicago, found that not getting enough sleep [Read more]

Breast Cancer in Isolation

September 12, 2011

Loneliness can be deadly. In humans, there is a statistical relationship between social interaction and mortality – the more isolated you are, the lower your chances of living a long life. Rats kept in social isolation their entire life die at [Read more]

Sleep and the Male Sex Life

June 9, 2011

By Dianna Douglas More research practically begging people to get a good night’s sleep has come out of the sleep labs at the University of Chicago. Eve Van Cauter and Rachel Leproult have discovered that a week of inadequate sleep means less [Read more]

Treating Height as a Symptom

April 4, 2011

In taking care of sick patients, clinicians have two goals: treating the disease and treating the symptoms. In the case of an infection or a chronic illness, accomplishing this dual purpose is relatively straightforward. But what about when the [Read more]

A SMAHC-down on Poor Sleep

February 10, 2011

“If sleep does not serve an absolutely vital function, then it is the biggest mistake the evolutionary process ever made.” – Allan Rechtschaffen. We spend approximately one-third of our lives asleep, and yet there is still much to [Read more]

Up in the Air, Stressing Out

March 30, 2010

Jet lag is the perennial unwelcome companion of the air traveler, an experience that can make one’s mind feel like it was left back at the airport. That powerful disorientation has made jet lag a topic of interest for scientists, who have [Read more]