We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

Alzheimer's Study: Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Levels of Tau Protein

News   Jan 10, 2019 | Original Press Release from Washington University School of Medicine

 
Poor Sleep Associated With Higher Levels of Alzheimer's Protein

Reduced amounts of slow brain waves – the kind that occur in deep, refreshing sleep – are associated with high levels of the toxic brain protein tau. This computer-generated image maps the areas where the link is strongest, in shades of red and orange. A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found that decreased deep sleep is associated with early signs of Alzheimer’s disease. Credit: Brendan Lucey

 
 
 

RELATED ARTICLES

The 17 Different Ways Your Face Conveys Happiness

News

Human beings can configure their faces in thousands and thousands of ways to convey emotion, but only 35 expressions actually get the job done across cultures, a new study has found.

READ MORE

Defective Glial Cells Can Push Neurons Toward Parkinson's Disease

News

Scientists have discovered that defective astrocytes are linked to the buildup of a toxic protein that is one the hallmarks of Parkinson's disease. The studied astrocytes, derived from Parkinson's disease patients with a genetic mutation that affects cell clean-up functions, caused more accumulation of the toxin, α -synuclein, than those derived from healthy individuals.

READ MORE

Concern Over Fake ISO 9001 Accreditation of Chinese Companies

News

A study concludes that fake ISO 9001 quality certificates are very widespread across Chinese companies and that the certification processes of the auditing companies lack credibility.

READ MORE

 

Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Neuroscience

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE