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New Protein Plays Major Role In The Genetic Stability Of The Cells

The researcher has developed a new protein, which is important for the genetic stability of our cells. It may be significant for the development of new drugs against genetically determined diseases like cancer, sterility, and premature aging. All of our cells contain genetic material, DNA, which controls the activity of the cells. If the genetic material is damaged, cancer cells may develop. Therefore, many proteins and enzymes are responsible for stabilizing and protecting our DNA against permanent damage and mutations.

Depression Patients Receive The Treatment -"Shock Therapy"

A new study determines that very few depression patients receive the treatment once known as 'shock therapy,' which today uses far milder electrical impulses than decades ago. Researchers suggest that the modern form of the approach called ECT should be made more available to patients who fail to get relief from two other types of treatment, such as antidepressant medications and talk therapy. Its findings could inform depression care decisions by insurers and policymakers, as well as conversations between doctors and patients. The study was published in JAMA Psychiatry.

New Microscope Track Brain's Various Behaviors

According to a study, the researcher developed a new tool, which is able to track the millions of interactions among brain cells in animals that move about freely, behaving as they would under natural circumstances. New technology developed at The Rockefeller University represents a big step toward realizing that goal. The study was published in Nature Methods.

Brain Activity During Sleep Consolidate Memory

Researchers team has developed a hypothesis, the interleaving of REM and non-REM sleep might facilitate creative problem-solving in different but complementary ways. Sleep is known to be important for creative thinking, but exactly how it helps and what role each sleep stage REM and non-REM plays remains unclear. The study was published in the journal Trends in Cognitive Sciences.