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June 2011. Sleep suggestion: Want to protect your memory? Get some sleep

June 2011

Sleep suggestion: Want to protect your memory? Get some sleep

This sleep news was some of the most intriguing of the year. Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine discovered a direct link between sleep and the establishment of long-term memories. Testing with fruit flies, scientists were able to manipulate cells in the fly brain to show that sleep had a direct effect on the creation of long-term memories. Flies that slept after being exposed to new information were able to convert that short-term knowledge into memory.

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