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Scientists Find What Controls Waking Up and Going to Sleep

Simple two-cycle mechanism turns key brain neurons on or off during 24-hour day August 13, 2015 | by Megan Fellman Ravi Allada EVANSTON, Ill. --- Fifteen years ago, an odd mutant fruit fly caught the attention and curiosity of Dr. Ravi Allada, a circadian rhythms expert at Northwestern University, leading the neuroscientist to recently discover

Finding the body clock’s molecular reset button

Researchers from McGill and Concordia discover mechanism involved in adjusting rhythms of circadian clock PUBLISHED: 27 APR 2015 An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioral,