Single administration of alcohol can permanently alter the morphology of neurons

A research team from the University of Cologne and the Universities of Mannheim and Heidelberg has found that even the single administration of alcohol permanently alters the morphology of neurons. In particular, the structure of the synapses as well as the dynamics of mitochondria – the powerhouses of the cell – are influenced by alcohol. … Read more

Sleep deprivation negatively affects the stem cells in the cornea

Sleep deprivation, which means getting too little high-quality sleep, is a serious health problem. More than one-third of people in the USA report getting less than the recommended minimum of seven hours sleep per night. Sleep deprivation has negative impacts on mental and physical health. Eye problems such as dryness and itching are commonly experienced … Read more