New Scientist: The brain has a special clock that tracks sleepiness

| Posted in Brain Education, Brain Health, Brain Research

You are feeling sleepy – but why? Researchers have discovered a chemical clock in the brain that builds up the desire to sleep. Qinghua Liu of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and colleagues have been studying mutant mice that are constantly sleepy. Comparing these to normal mice, they identified a set of proteins involved in tracking how long an animal has been awake. (June 13, 2018)

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