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deep sleep

Deep sleep takes out the trash

January 20, 2021
By examining fruit flies’ brain activity and behavior, researchers found that deep sleep has an ancient, restorative power to clear waste, including toxic proteins, from the brain

Northwestern experts weigh in on Biden’s executive actions and cabinet appointees

January 20, 2021
The Biden-Harris administration plans to enact several executive actions following the Jan. 20 inauguration, including establishing paths to citizenship for immigrants and rejoining the Paris Accord. Congressional hearings also are underway to review President-elect Joe Biden’s picks to fill several key cabinet positions, some setting historic precedent such as the first woman as Secretary of the Treasury, among others.
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How realistic are Biden’s climate promises?

January 15, 2021
In a webinar at noon CST on Tuesday, Jan. 19, experts from Northwestern University will discuss the hopes for a new climate and environmental policy under the incoming Biden administration.
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heart health and stress

For the sake of your heart, cut down on the news

January 15, 2021
Cumulative stress from keeping up with current events can lead to anxiety and depression, which can have long-lasting effects on one’s physical health, say Northwestern Medicine experts.
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stellar stream

String of stars in Milky Way are related

January 15, 2021
Astrophysicists found that a stellar stream named Theia 456 has nearly 500 stars that were born at the same time and move in the same direction across the night sky.
RNA folding

New videos show RNA as it’s never been seen

January 15, 2021
Using data from RNA-folding experiments, synthetic biology researchers generated the first-ever data-driven movies of how RNA folds as it is made my cellular machinery.