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Countering the effects of sleep deprivation by resetting the molecular clock

Press / Media: Research

05/07/2017

In the current 24-hour economy, many people suffer from sleep deprivation, which has a major impact on the brain and the capacity to learn. Neuroscientist Robbert Havekes, of the Groningen Institute for Evolutionary Life Sciences, is investigating the effects of sleep deprivation on how the brain performs. Havekes and his colleagues from Germany, South Korea and the US have been awarded a grant of € 1.25 million from the Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP), which funds interdisciplinary research in the life sciences. Havekes will receive about a quarter of the grant, which will enable him to appoint a PhD student and purchase equipment.                 

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