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The latest review in Nature Neuroscience analyzes the current evidence in sleep-dependent memory triage. Given that brains do not encode all the information processed during the day, the authors suggest that processes that occur while we sleep help determine what events become memory and what events are...
A new entry in The New York Times' Well blog discusses recent research into the varying responses to drugs between men and women. The article highlights a recent trial evaluating short-acting pills that found "Men metabolized the drug, Intermezzo, faster than women. Ultimately the FDA approved a 3.5...

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Poor Sleep Due to Old Age Impairs Memory

A new study in Nature Neuroscience examines the effects of "regional brain atrophy, reduced slow wave activity (SWA) during non–rapid eye movement (NREM) sleep and impaired long-term retention of episodic memories" on cognitive decline in later life. The research showed "age-related medial prefrontal...