Lifestyle factors linked to brain health of young adults

Researchers from the University of Oxford, in collaboration with researchers from Canada and the Universities of Bristol and London, have used advanced magnetic resonance imaging to investigate whether factors such as blood pressure, fitness, smoking and alcohol intake during young adult life are associated with changes in the blood vessels inside the brain.

Finding the tipping point for sleep

Sleep is essential for many aspects of normal life, but how we actually fall asleep remains a mystery. Researchers have now shown how specialist nerve cells in the brains of fruit flies trigger several key steps of falling asleep.