Sleep and death

a forced connection between unrelated links

Apparently researchers have noticed that “convective fluxes of interstitial fluid increased the rate of β-amyloid clearance during sleep.” Yet again, scientists trumpet their rediscovery of a simple truth our grandparents took for granted.

Score one for the Benedictine Monks. The US Supreme Court says the State of Louisiana cannot require someone to have an embalmer’s license to sell a coffin. It is striking how hard the State fought to sustain the monopoly of the funeral directors.