image of the master clock in the mouse brain

VIP Treatment for Jet Lag

VIP, a molecule which desynchronizes the cells in the biological clock help also helps the circadian clock adjust more quickly to abrupt shifts in light/dark schedules.
This fMRI shows the activity during deep sleep and wakefulness.

Helping SAD Sufferers Sleep Soundly

A new study shows sufferers of seasonally affective disorder (SAD), like insomniacs, report sleep patterns incorrectly due to depression.