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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

Research

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

General

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

Research

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

Research

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

Research

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.

SCNi student selected to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit

General

Lukas Krone, DPAG doctoral student, has been selected to attend the Global Young Scientists Summit 2021.

Scientists uncover the role of neuronal networks in moving between wake and sleep states

Research

Changes in the way that neurons communicate with each other affect our ability to move between sleep and wake states.

Effects of COVID-19 on sleep: Oxford researchers lead international study

Research

An international group of researchers led by Professor Colin Espie is investigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on sleep and daily rhythms in adults.

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