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New UCLA Research Reveals Why Sleeping is So Important – NBC Southern California

Sleep helps repair a certain amount of neurological damage suffered during waking hours, and essentially declutters the brain.

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A dramatic change in the purpose of sleep occurs when children are about 2 1/2 years old — a time when sleep’s primary purpose changes from brain-building to brain maintenance and repair, according to a study released Friday by researchers at UCLA.
Don’t wake babies up during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. Important work is being done in their brains as they sleep,” said Gina Poe, the senior study author and a UCLA professor of integrative biology and physiology who has conducted sleep resear…

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Daycares in Finland Built a ‘Forest Floor’, And It Changed Children’s Immune Systems – ScienceAlert

Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small…

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Playing through the greenery and litter of a mini forest’s undergrowth for just one month may be enough to change a child’s immune system, according to a small new experiment. 
When daycare workers in Finland rolled out a lawn, planted forest undergrowth such as dwarf heather and blueberries, and allowed children to care for crops in planter boxes, the diversity of microbes in the guts and on the skin of young kids appeared healthier in a very short space of time. 
Compared to other city kids who…

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Offline: Science and politics in the era of COVID-19 – The Lancet

“How can we follow the science when scientists haven’t the foggiest.” “‘Big mouth’scientists losing trust of Ministers.” Headlines such as these are increasingly…

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Scientists say some Covid-19 vaccines need screening for raising HIV risk – South China Morning Post

Researchers have raised concern about candidates made with a cold virus known as adenovirus 5.

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Published: 7:00am, 23 Oct, 2020
Updated: 7:44am, 23 Oct, 2020

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