News | News By Subject | News by Disease News By Date | Search News
Get Our FREE
Industry eNewsletter
email:    
   

Inadequate Sleep Speeds Up Aging Of Brain, Duke-NUS Study



7/1/2014 6:51:03 AM

free biotech news Get the latest biotech news where you want it. Sign up for the free GenePool newsletter today!

Researchers at Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore (Duke-NUS) have found evidence that the less older adults sleep, the faster their brains age. These findings, relevant in the context of Singapore's rapidly ageing society, pave the way for future work on sleep loss and its contribution to cognitive decline, including dementia. Past research has examined the impact of sleep duration on cognitive functions in older adults. Though faster brain ventricle enlargement is a marker for cognitive decline and the development of neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's, the effects of sleep on this marker have never been measured.

Hey, check out all the research scientist jobs. Post your resume today!

Read at EurekAlert!
Read at News Release
Read at MedicalXpress


comments powered by Disqus
 
 
Dementia

ADD TO DEL.ICIO.US    ADD TO DIGG    ADD TO FURL    ADD TO STUMBLEUPON    ADD TO TECHNORATI FAVORITES