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The function of sleep is hotly contested. Two recent studies suggest that fly sleep may be required to rescale synapses in the brain.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2009.04.048

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

23/06/2009

Volume

19

Pages

R480 - R482

Keywords

Animals, Brain, Circadian Rhythm, Drosophila melanogaster, Humans, Nerve Tissue Proteins, Sleep, Synapses, Wakefulness