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Brain Cells May Pay the Price for a Bad Night's Sleep

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Science  12 Nov 2004:
Vol. 306, Issue 5699, pp. 1126
DOI: 10.1126/science.306.5699.1126a

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SAN DIEGO-- From 23 to 27 October, this California coastal city hosted more than 30,000 researchers at the annual Society for Neuroscience meeting. According to research on rodents described at the meeting, sleep apnea, a condition in which breathing irregularities occur during sleep, may kill neurons in brain regions crucial for learning and memory.