TRESK regulates brain to track time using sunlight as its cue

Research from the University of Kent has found that TRESK, a calcium regulated two-pore potassium channel, regulates the brain’s central circadian clock to differentiate behavior between day and night. It was previously understood that the brain’s circadian clock, otherwise known as the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), depends on multiple mechanisms to ensure rhythmic electrical activity that […]

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This Volkswagen-Backed Startup is Building a Revolutionary Battery for Electric Cars

When an entrepreneur realized all the common complaints with electric vehicles originate from the battery and not the car itself, he created an entirely new battery system for them—and earned himself the backing of automotive giant Volkswagen in the process. Long charging times, limited range, higher costs, weight, and limited cabin space: These are all […]

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Report: Pacers considering hiring Chauncey Billups as coach

After firing Nate McMillan, the Indiana Pacers have begun a coaching search that includes the familiar list of former head coaches and current assistants. Could Indiana make a bigger splash? Former Pistons and Nuggets star Chauncey Billups, who has signaled his desire to become a coach, is apparently under consideration. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN: Five-time […]

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As domestic violence spikes, many victims and their children have nowhere to live

“Many survivors exiting domestic violence shelters are reporting difficulties in accessing resources within the community. Survivors in our study voiced concerns regarding access to food and transportation and securing safe housing, employment and affordable child care,” said lead investigator Amanda M. Stylianou, a director at Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care. The researchers conducted three interviews […]

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Army Ranger Patrick Payne Awarded Congressional Medal of Honor For Heroism in Liberating 75 Hostages

The White House presented the Congressional Medal of Honor to Sgt. Maj. Thomas “Patrick” Payne this week for heroism and selfless actions that were key to liberating 75 hostages under fire during a rescue mission five years ago in Hawija, Iraq. The South Carolina youth had originally joined the Army after 9/11, inspired by patriotism […]

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