The Aging of Memory

The Aging of Memory

Forgetting is something that many of us worry about as we get older. Then we start to wonder if we are getting Alzheimer’s disease or something else. Relax. It probably isn’t Alzheimer’s, but the natural way our brain ages. The brain cells called neurons lose their connections between each other that can cause long term […]

Mutant sleepy flies

Mutant sleepy flies

Sleep deprived mutant flies. Sounds a little like a sci-fi horror movie from the 1950s, right? In fact, they’re very real! Researchers at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, University of Pennsylvania, have identified a type of fruit fly with a genetic mutation that results in the flies being chronically sleep deprived. They identified this type by evaluating […]