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Congratulations to our new professors!

At the SCNi we are celebrating our three newly appointed Professors

Major research network to investigate body clock and stroke

The University of Oxford is part of a new international research network to investigate the interactions between the biology of the body's internal clock and the disordered physiological processes associated with stroke.

Overcoming Insomnia - new edition due for release


A new edition of Professor Colin Espie’s highly regarded and bestselling self-help guide for insomnia and other sleep problems publishes this year.

How our dreams changed during the COVID-19 pandemic

Publication Research

This study explored associations between COVID-19 and dream recall frequency, and related social, health, and mental health factors.

New insights into the effect of exposure to dim light in the evening on the biology of the sleep-wake cycle

Publication Research

A new study has revealed more about how exposure to dim light in the evening affects circadian health. The findings emphasise the need to optimise our artificial light exposure if we are to avoid shifting our biological clocks.

International study finds insomnia, anxiety and depression very prevalent during first phase of COVID-19 pandemic


Researchers are recommending public health interventions to reduce the long-term adverse outcomes associated with chronic insomnia and mental health problems.

Sian Wilcox honoured by The Physiological Society


DPhil student Sian Wilcox has been awarded an Early Career Researcher Prize in recognition of her excellence in physiology at Physiology 2021.

Cortex may regulate the need for sleep


Why we sleep, and the processes behind sleep, are amongst the most interesting questions in modern neuroscience. Researchers at the University of Oxford, including DPAG's Molnár and Vyazovskiy group scientists, have now uncovered a new target for sleep investigations within the mammalian brain – the cerebral cortex. The paper, first authored by Dr Lukas Krone, was published today in Nature Neuroscience.

Being "in the zone": how waking activity controls sleep need


A new study from the Vyazovskiy group suggests that how and where we spend our time while awake impacts how much we need to sleep - it does not only depend on how long we are awake.

SleepUK: Exploring the nation’s sleep habits in 2021


Take part in our census to find out just how well the UK is sleeping in 2021: the SleepUK project. The results will be presented in a special episode of Horizon on BBC2.

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