New Cells Found in the Retina, Paving Way for Jet Lag Therapy

Source: Medical News Today

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | Medical Studies


Our bodies have a natural way of adjusting themselves to the day-night cycle. Many of us know that these are our 'biological clocks' or 'circadian rhythms.' However, when behavioral or lifestyle changes interfere with this clock - such as in the case of jet lag - the result is sleepiness and an overall feeling of confusion. New research uncovers a group of cells involved in regulating the sleep-wake cycle and suggests that in the future, we might be able to treat jet lag using this knowledge.

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