Year in review: Washington University wins some, loses one

Year in review: Washington University wins some, loses one

It has been another year of achievement at Washington University in St. Louis. Seniors Jasmine Brown and Camille Borders both were named Rhodes Scholars, graduate Lizzy Christ was named 2017 NCAA Woman of the Year and researchers discovered tomb of a Maya ruler, explored the link between sleep and Alzheimer’s and found that babies are master social statisticians in disguise. Here, The Record shares 2017’s most-read stories in The Source.
Lack of sleep boosts levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Lack of sleep boosts levels of Alzheimer’s proteins

Chronic poor sleep has been linked to cognitive decline. A new study from the School of Medicine shows that a sleepless night causes levels of the Alzheimer’s protein amyloid beta to rise faster than the brain’s waste-disposal system can remove it. Persistently high levels of the protein can set off a cascade of brain changes leading to dementia.