Study indicates muscle, not brain, may hold answers to some sleep disorders

University of Texas| Thu Aug 03 11:00:24 EDT 2017
Study indicates muscle, not brain, may hold answers to some sleep disorders

Scientists exploring the brain for answers to certain sleep disorders may have been looking in the wrong place.

A new study shows that a protein in the muscle can lessen the effects of sleep loss in mice, a surprising revelation that challenges the widely accepted notion that the brain controls all aspects of sleep.

The finding – a collaboration between UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute and two other medical centers – gives scientists a new target beside....

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