News & Opinion
Top 10 Innovations
Cell & Molecular Biology
Disease & Medicine
Ecology & Environment
Genetics & Genomics
Pharma & Biotech
Image of the Day
Blind Cavefish in Mexico Offer Clues to Sleep Regulation
Catherine Offord | Feb 6, 2018
Two studies identify a signaling pathway that contributes to the fish’s sleeplessness.
Giants of Circadian Biology Win Nobel Prize
Catherine Offord | Oct 2, 2017
The award in Physiology or Medicine goes to chronobiologists Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young.
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 31, 2016
By studying the sleep-wake cycle of fruit flies, Amita Sehgal is revealing how the body’s circadian and sleep rhythms are regulated.
How a Sleep-Associated Hormone Affects Murine Tooth Development
Mallory Locklear | Aug 22, 2016
Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.
Brain Listens During Sleep
Tanya Lewis | Jun 15, 2016
People continue to hear and process words during light non-REM sleep, a study shows.
While You Were Sleeping
Ruth Williams | Feb 29, 2016
Assessing body position in addition to activity may improve monitoring of sleep-wake periods.
Cave Dwellers, 1938
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 29, 2016
Renowned sleep researcher Nathaniel Kleitman and a colleague spent a month underground to test the body’s natural rhythms.
The A B Zzzzs
Staff | Feb 29, 2016
An overview of the human sleep cycle
Staff, Jerome Siegel | Feb 29, 2016
Once believed to be unique to birds and mammals, sleep is found across the metazoan kingdom. Some animals, it seems, can’t live without it, though no one knows exactly why.
A Genetic Root to Seasonal Affective Disorder
Bob Grant | Feb 23, 2016
Researchers have identified a gene that ties sleeping patterns to the winter blues experienced by many people living at extreme northern and southern latitudes.