The Sleep Cure: The Fountain of Youth May Be Closer Than You Ever Thought

The Sleep Cure: The Fountain of Youth May Be Closer Than You Ever Thought

Mark Zielinski knew he was onto something when his mice stopped sleeping. Normally, the animals woke and slept on a 12-hour cycle. When the lights were on in the lab, the mice were active. When it went dark on a timer, down they went. But Zielinski, who teaches psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, had recently tweaked their schedule to keep the mice up past their bedtime. Continue reading The Sleep Cure: The Fountain of Youth May Be Closer Than You Ever Thought

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Brain levels of vitamin B12 decrease with age and are prematurely low in people with autism and schizophrenia

Brain levels of vitamin B12 decrease with age and are prematurely low in people with autism and schizophrenia

A new study published in the online journal, Public Library of Science One (PLOS One) found that Vitamin B12 levels in the brain are significantly decreased in the elderly and are much lower in individuals with autism or schizophrenia, as compared to their peers at similar ages. Continue reading Brain levels of vitamin B12 decrease with age and are prematurely low in people with autism and schizophrenia