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Debunked: Do humans use only 10% of our brains?

Since brains consume one-fourth of body oxygen, it would be unreasonable to spend that much energy on 10% of one organ from an evolutionary perspective, experts say

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Skipping sleep to study for finals comes at a cost, UW researchers say

'In human adolescence, sleepiness or sleep deprivation has become what's considered, at this point, almost an epidemic,' UW researcher says

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Lab Report: Motor and Brain Development Lab studies motor skills to understand autism

Motor differences in people living with autism can tell us about what is happening in the brain, principal investigator says

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The Lab Report: Using stem cells to study Alzheimer’s, dementia

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UW researchers develop treatment alleviating Parkinson’s symptoms in monkeys

A decades-long study shows brain cell grafts reversed motor and mood-related symptoms of Parkinson’s disease in rhesus monkeys

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The Lab Report: UW researchers eye neural circuits in retina to treat blindness

The Sinha Lab’s work could supply necessary background for future blindness treatments

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Research study focuses on development of Alzheimer’s in people with Down syndrome

Previous research shows that adults with Down syndrome have an increased risk for Alzheimer’s disease

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New research study utilizes mouse model to test stem cell treatment for Parkinson’s

Research currently being tested on mice helps researchers understand how tissues repair themselves

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Two UW assistant professors earn notable fellowships for innovative research

Fellowship gives each recipient $60,000 to kick-start research, increase UW credibility

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