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Two new papers from the Vyazovskiy Group and both Oxford University and international collaborators have made important progress in bridging the gap between the local and global levels of sleep regulation.

"Flaming June" painting depicts an image of a painting with a woman sleeping. © Frederic Leighton, 1st Baron Leighton / Public domain
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