Humans have evolved to do stuff during the day and sleep at night, but international travel or shift work can throw off that natural rhythm. Finding ways to reset this circadian clock could be key, and now researchers at Washington University in St Louis have isolated a small cluster of “grandmother” neurons that tell the rest of the brain when to go to bed, and found that stimulating those could help combat jet lag.
Continue Reading Activating “grandmother neurons” could reset body clock
- Can synthetic molecules conquer jet lag?
- Mouse livers nearly double in size at night
- First 2017 Nobel Prize goes to discoverers of circadian rhythm genes
- Is disrupted sleep an early sign of Alzheimer’s disease?
- Scientists hit upon new reset button for biological clocks
- “Bicycle mechanism” uncovered that is said to drive our brains in and out of sleep