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Sleep Drives Metabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain

This is a very interesting paper suggesting that sleep clears out amyloid beta from the brain faster than the normal waking removal rate. Because amyloid beta is the main component of amayloid plaques, found in the brains of Alzheimer’s disease patients, this could have very important implications for dementia research.

The BBC reported fairly well on this paper but as usual didn’t include a link to the paper itself or even the press release.

Link: Sleep Drives Metabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain