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Do Flies Count Sheep or NMDA Receptors to Go to Sleep?
- Lymer, Seana, Blau, Justin
- Cell 2016 v.165 pp. 1310-1311
- Drosophila, brain, neurons, receptors, sleep
- The drive to sleep increases the longer that we stay awake, but this process is poorly understood at the cellular level. Now, Liu et al. show that the plasticity of a small group of neurons in the Drosophila central brain is a key component of the sleep homeostat.