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Sleep ‘boosts brain cell numbers’

Scientists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UoW) have discovered another reason why sleep is great! Resting boosts the growth of special cells — called oligodendrocytes — that repair the brain when it is injured, according to new findings reported in the Journal of Neuroscience. “For a long time, sleep researchers focused on how the activity of nerve cells differs…

U of Wisconsin is sustaining as many as 100,000 hacking attempts per day from China

“We get 90,000 to 100,000 attempts per day, from China alone, to penetrate our system,” said Bill Mellon of the University of Wisconsin, the associate dean for research policy. “There are also a lot from Russia, and recently a lot from Vietnam, but it’s primarily China.” “It’s sort of the opposite of the corporate structure,” which is…

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