By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications SPOKANE, Wash. – Rapid eye movement or REM sleep actively converts waking experiences into lasting memories and abilities in young brains, reports a new study from Washington State University Spokane.
By Rebecca Phillips, University Communications science writer SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University Spokane scientists have grown a tiny group of brain cells that can be induced to fall asleep, wake up and even show rebound sleep after “staying up late.”
By Will Ferguson, College of Arts & Sciences science writer SPOKANE, Wash. – The difference between life and death in the operating room, on the battlefield or during a police shootout often comes down to the ability to adapt to the unexpected. Sleep deprivation may make it difficult to do so, according to a Washington […]
By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – Washington State University and the Regional Airline Association has released a report detailing the findings of the first, science-based study of pilot fatigue in multi-segment flight operations. The study was conducted by researchers at WSU’s Sleep and Performance Research Center.
By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy SPOKANE, Wash. – Sleep’s influence on skin cancer and on the effectiveness of anti-cancer treatments is under study by a new researcher in the Washington State University College of Pharmacy.
By Eric Sorensen, WSU science writer PULLMAN, Wash.—It sounds like a phrase from Urban Dictionary or the title of an animated gif, but a Washington State University researcher says “exploding head syndrome” is an authentic and largely overlooked phenomenon that warrants a deeper look.
By Judith Van Dongen, WSU Spokane SPOKANE, Wash. – WSU sleep scientist Jonathan Wisor has received a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study the effects of chronic methamphetamine use on brain metabolism and sleep. The two-year, $395,577 grant comes from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), which is part of […]