Sleep: what goes up must come down
Department of Neurobiology; Waddell Lab
Medical Subject Headings
Animals; Brain; Circadian Rhythm; Drosophila melanogaster; Humans; Nerve Tissue Proteins; Sleep; Synapses; Wakefulness
Neuroscience and Neurobiology
The function of sleep is hotly contested. Two recent studies suggest that fly sleep may be required to rescale synapses in the brain.
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Citation: Curr Biol. 2009 Jun 23;19(12):R480-2. Link to article on publisher's site
Pitman, Jena L. and Waddell, Scott, "Sleep: what goes up must come down" (2009). Neurobiology Publications and Presentations. 30.