Sleep: what goes up must come down
Department of Neurobiology; Waddell Lab
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.
DOI of Published Version
Curr Biol. 2009 Jun 23;19(12):R480-2. Link to article on publisher's site
Current biology : CB
Pitman, Jena L. and Waddell, Scott, "Sleep: what goes up must come down" (2009). Neurobiology Publications and Presentations. 30.