You Can Only Learn so Much Before Needing to Snooze

Sleep recalibrates the brain’s memory cells, allowing us to solidify what we’ve learned and use it when next awake, new evidence from mice indicates. Sleep deprivation, sleep disorders, and sleeping pills can interfere with the process, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University...
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Extract from this weed can disrupt MRSA

The red berries of the Brazilian peppertree—a weedy, invasive plant common in Florida—contain an extract with the power to disarm antibiotic-resistant staph bacteria, a new study shows. “Traditional healers in the Amazon have used the Brazilian peppertree for hundreds of...
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