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A daily period of unproductivity: Can we solve the mystery of sleep?

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Air date: Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 3:00:00 PM
Time displayed is Eastern Time, Washington DC Local
Views: Total views: 486, (264 Live, 222 On-demand)
Category: WALS - Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
Runtime: 00:58:49
Description: NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series

The focus of Dr. Sehgal's lecture will be on the mechanisms that drive the timing of and the need to sleep. The 24-hour rhythm of sleep is driven by a circadian clock, while the need to sleep comes from a homeostatic system, which ensures adequate sleep levels. The lecture will show how the use of Drosophila has led to the identification of molecular mechanisms and circuits that underlie the circadian timing of behavior. The lecture will also address the function of sleep and describe efforts to elucidate the genetic basis of sleep homeostasis.

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NLM Title: A daily period of unproductivity : can we solve the mystery of sleep? / Amita Sehgal.
Author: Sehgal, Amita.
National Institutes of Health (U.S.),
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Abstract: (CIT): NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series The focus of Dr. Sehgal's lecture will be on the mechanisms that drive the timing of and the need to sleep. The 24-hour rhythm of sleep is driven by a circadian clock, while the need to sleep comes from a homeostatic system, which ensures adequate sleep levels. The lecture will show how the use of Drosophila has led to the identification of molecular mechanisms and circuits that underlie the circadian timing of behavior. The lecture will also address the function of sleep and describe efforts to elucidate the genetic basis of sleep homeostasis.
Subjects: Sleep--physiology
Publication Types: Lecture
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NLM Classification: WL 108
NLM ID: 101682309
CIT Live ID: 18716
Permanent link: https://videocast.nih.gov/watch=18716