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UBRP Science Cafe

April 19 @ 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Free

Join us as we make our way through this breakthrough paper published in Science: Sleep Drives Metabolite Clearance from the Adult Brain, Xie et al. 2013. (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24136970)

Who doesn’t get enough sleep every night? (I sure don’t!) But I’m here to tell you why sleep is so important and how there are special cells in your brain (not neurons) that are vital for the regulation such that its dysregulation may be the underlying cause of plaque build up associated with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurodegenerative diseases.

Check out the link below of a small snippet of an NPR talk just to get you hyped:
https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/10/18/236211811/brains-sweep-themselves-clean-of-toxins-during-sleep

Here’s also a beginner’s guide for glymphatics if you want some more to read before our talk 🙂
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4636982/

Questions? Contact Tiffany Cho at tscho@email.arizona.edu.

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Cost:
Free

Organizer

Tiffany Cho
Email:
tscho@email.arizona.edu

Venue

Caffe Luce
943 E University Blvd #191
Tucson, AZ 85719 United States
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