Multiple populations of wake-promoting neurons have been characterized in mammals, but few sleep-promoting neurons have been identified. Johns Hopkins Kavli NDI researchers Seth Blackshaw and colleagues have identified specific neurons that regulate sleep by inhibiting the activity of wake-promoting cells.
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