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Real-life sleep was captured with wrist-worn gadget for the first time

Researchers find a way to capture detailed information on human sleep cycles over long periods of time while individuals slumber at home in their usual way. According to the researchers, the findings represent a major breakthrough in sleep as for the first time it was possible to objectively capture the real-life sleep habits and sleep quality of large numbers of people. The study is published in Current Biology.

The Toxic Effects of Alcohol May Be Blocked By a Supplement

Of every 100 Americans who drink (140 million), about 12 (16 million) are considered in need of treatment for an alcohol use disorder, and eight will become chemically dependent on alcohol. Of that eight, one will become addicted very early, even after the first drunken episode. The problem is, we do not yet have a way to predict who that one person will be.

APRV Versus Assist Control for ARDS; Study plans

A recently demonstrated randomized trial compared APRV versus the current standard of care, low-tidal-volume ventilation (LTV). Although many consider APRV to be a "rescue mode" for refractory hypoxemia, others argue that it minimizes ventilator-induced lung injury and maintain that APRV should be the primary mode of ventilation for patients with ARDS. This study was published in The American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 

Strategies for in-flight physiological events such as hypoxia

A new Research using a new skill, Navy Aerospace Medical Institute (NAMI), a detachment of Navy Medicine Operational Training Center (NMOTC) investigated that could potentially become an early-warning signal to military pilots who are experiencing inflight physiologic events such as hypoxia.The senior medical officer of Naval Aviation Schools Command (NASC), who coordinates all NAMI research, is working with new Electroencephalogram (EEG) technology for use in hypoxia detection. 

Study Investigates The Fruit Fly To Understand The Human Brain

Researchers at Stanford established a direction by making a detailed cell-by-cell gene blueprint of the fruit fly's olfactory neurons. Scientists have been working to zoom in and identify how brain circuits form so they can learn to rewire troublemaking neurons. The human nervous system is like a complex circuit board. When wires cross or circuits malfunction, conditions such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder can arise. Their study has been published in Cell.