• Sleep Regulation and Dysregulation

    From Molecules to Flies to Man

    Sleep Regulation and Dysregulation

    From Molecules to Flies to Man

    Speakers: Mike Young (The Rockefeller University), Michael Rosbash (Brandeis University), Martha Gillette (University of Illinois), James Krueger (Washington State University), Marcos Frank (University of Pennsylvania), and Eric Nofzinger (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine)Presented by the New York Academy of Sciences
    Reported by Alan Dove | Posted August 31, 2007


    Circadian rhythms are governed, not only by external environmental factors, but also by intrinsic physiological regulators. A meeting held at the Academy on June 27, 2007, examined the biochemical and molecular regulation of the neural networks that control sleep/wake cycles in organisms ranging from flies to man. The focus was on how disorders of sleep affect us at both the cellular level, and at the larger level of the endocrine and metabolic systems.

    Mike Young of the Rockefeller University and Michael Rosbash of Brandeis University discussed respectively, circadian rhythms and the effects of human sleeping drugs in fruit flies. Martha Gillette of the University of Illinois reviewed the complex interactions between sleep cycles and hormone levels. James Krueger of Washington State University proposed a new model of sleep regulation. Marcos Frank of the University of Pennsylvania focused on why we sleep. Eric Nofzinger of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine discussed the current state of clinical sleep science.


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