Does A Lack Of REM Sleep ‘Erase’ Memories?

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For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether REM or rapid-eye-movement sleep—the phase in which we dream—is directly involved in memory formation. A new study with mice offers evidence that REM sleep does indeed play this role. “We already knew that newly...
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New Electronic Material Heals Itself Automatically

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A new electronic material can heal all its functions automatically—even after breaking multiple times. This material could improve the durability of wearable electronics. “Wearable and bendable electronics are subject to mechanical deformation over time, which could destroy or break them,”...
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Do Cancer Cells Prefer Fat To Sugar?

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Cancer cells are defined by their ability for uncontrolled growth, one cell quickly becoming two, and two becoming many. “It’s a fascinating process,” says Gary Patti, associate professor of chemistry at Washington University in St. Louis. “Imagine creating two copies...
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