Lack of sleep may lead to stoppage of new brain cell production

Mon, 12 Feb 2007 02:24 PM EST

... Inadequate sleep could lead to stoppage of brain cell production, according to a new study. Researchers at the Princeton University in New Jersey found from experiments conducted on rats that lack of sleep affected the hippocampus, the region of brain that is involved in the memory capability. They found that the effect is caused by a stress hormone. ...