We've updated our Privacy Policy to make it clearer how we use your personal data.

We use cookies to provide you with a better experience, read our Cookie Policy

"Goldilocks" Neurons Promote REM Sleep

News   Jun 20, 2019 | Original story from the University of Bern

 
"Goldilocks" Neurons Promote REM Sleep

Using a technique called optogenetics, a laser light was used to turn off or on MCH neurons time locked with the temperature warming phases. It demonstrated the necessity of the MCH neurons to increase REM sleep during warming toward 'just right' room temperature. Credit: Pascal Gugler for Insel Gruppe AG

 
 
 

RELATED ARTICLES

Intestinal Microbes May Have Role in ALS, Suggests Mouse Study

News

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute of Science have shown in mice that intestinal microbes, collectively termed the gut microbiome, may affect the course of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease.

READ MORE

Taking Out the Cellular "Trash" Is Harder as Neurons Age

News

Cells dispose of harmful "trash" through autophagy, a normal and necessary process in which aggregated proteins and dysfunctional structures are handled. If any part of this fails, waste builds up inside cells, eventually killing them. According to a new study, as cells age, their ability to shed harmful refuse declines.

READ MORE

Acute Light at Night Doesn't Disrupt Circadian Rhythms

News

Either to check the time or waste time, people often look at their smartphones after waking in the middle of the night.While this acute burst of light does make it more difficult to fall back to sleep, a new study reports that it won't interfere with the
body's overall circadian rhythms.

READ MORE

 

Like what you just read? You can find similar content on the communities below.

Neuroscience

To personalize the content you see on Technology Networks homepage, Log In or Subscribe for Free

LOGIN SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE