Brain activity of nematodes seeking food offers new view on sleep

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University of Oregon researchers say the neural circuitry of foraging behavior is similar to fragmentation in human sleep disorders. If you have trouble sleeping, the neurons in your brain may be firing like those in roundworms randomly seeking food in the absence of clues, says University of Oregon…

Study offers treatment hope for sleep disordered breathing

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People with a condition that causes them to stop breathing in their sleep could be helped by new research. Scientists have gained fresh insights into the signals that regulate breathing during sleep, when oxygen levels are low. The study could lead to new treatments for the condition…