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Early-to-Bed Mouse Illuminates Workings of Circadian Clock
Genetically altered mice that mimic human sleep-wake patterns offer opportunities to understand sleep cycles.
Researchers Find the Snooze Button
With help from some drowsy fruit flies, researchers have identified a region of the fruit fly's brain that is crucial to controlling sleep.
Researchers Identify Cause of "Early Bird" Sleep Disorder
A few rare people who consistently nod off early, then wake up wide-eyed much before dawn, can blame a newly-found mutant gene for their sleep troubles.
Brain Circuit May Permit Scientists to Eavesdrop on Memory Formation
HHMI researchers have identified a circuit in the brain that appears crucial in converting short-term memories into long-term memories.
HHMI SCIENTISTS AND SLEEP & MEMORY
Louis J. Ptáček
Erin M. Schuman
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Memories Are Made Like This
Researchers believe they are deciphering the mysteries of sleep, particularly its role in forging memories.
Man's Best Model
Emmanuel Mignot is not prepared to let sleeping dogs lie.
Holiday Lectures on Science: Clockwork Genes
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Metabolism and Sleep
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Cover Story: I Am a Scientist
HHMI's EXROP program has helped hundreds of underrepresented minorities identify as researchers, a key step toward a science career.
A Structural Toolbox
No longer content with static snapshots, biologists are using a medley of techniques to get a global view of molecules at work.
The O'Shea Way
HHMI's new chief scientific officer Erin O'Shea applies an uncommon intensity to her research and training&151;of students and German shepherds.
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