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Lost Sleep Leads To Loss Of Brain Cells, University of Pennsylvania Study


3/19/2014 6:22:22 AM

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Sleep loss may be more serious than previously thought, causing a permanent loss of brain cells, research suggests. In mice, prolonged lack of sleep led to 25% of certain brain cells dying, according to a study in The Journal of Neuroscience. If the same is true in humans, it may be futile to try to catch up on missed sleep, say US scientists.

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