For as long as life has existed, everything alive has slept. Surely, the purpose of something as essential as sleep is fully understood in the scientific community.
What do you think about when you imagine the future of medicine?
Healthcare professionals want to help patients and loved ones to become more knowledgeable about their care and become proficient in supporting themselves medically.
Like an inoperable tumor inside a patient’s brain, cancer has rooted itself deep within our society.
How did we get here? This is one of the most deep-seated questions in the human race. It is also David Baum’s, exobiologist in the department of botany at UW Madison, research. Life must have started at some moment when the “soupy mixture” of chemicals and minerals stopped being random and became alive. But what does it mean to be alive?
Previous research explained the trademark protein accumulation by assuming an Alexander disease patient had a reduced ability to degrade and clear the protein. However, a recent study discovered the rate of GFAP protein degradation is actually increased in the pathology of the disease.