Solving the mystery of sleep

Premier institute aiming to elucidate mechanisms of sleep/wake regulation
and the function of the sleep by conducting basic to translational research

Unravelling the secrets of a good night’s sleep

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Information on TV Broadcast “Kazu to Manabu”(Nippon TV)

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Dr. Insung Park received “The Best Presentation Prize” at KSSM

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Director, Dr. Masashi Yanagisawa awarded honorary doctorate from University of Bern

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Information on TV Broadcast “Inside Out”(BS11)

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Turn Off the Blue Light!

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Information on TV Broadcast “Imakara Science”(BS TV TOKYO)

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Worm genetics reveal important pathways for sleep regulation

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1st international symposium of Moonshot Goal 7 will be held on July 23

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Brain Refreshing: Why the Dreaming Phase Matters

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Information on TV Broadcast “Tetsuko no Heya (Tetsuko’s room)”(TV Asahi)

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Keeping time: understanding the master clock in the brain

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Director’s Message

We aim to solve one of the biggest black boxes of today’s neuroscience

Director Masashi Yanagisawa

Our discovery of the neuropeptide orexin and its prominent role in sleep/wake regulation has generated a highly active research fields in neurobiology of sleep and metabolism. However, the fundamental governing principle for the regulation of sleep pressure, e.g., (1)the question of what the neural substrate for “sleepiness” is, (2) We have to sleepy remains a mystery. We focus on sleep neurobiology, and aim to solve one of the biggest mysteries in today’s neuroscience.

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[consultation(sleepy mouse)]Q&A:about sleep

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Why do we dream?

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The function of dreaming is still not well underst...

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Are there short sleepers?

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Short sleepers are quite rare, much rarer than peo...

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What is narcolepsy?

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Narcolepsy is also known as the “dozing-off diseas...

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What sort of social majors have been taken for sleep improvement?

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As an example, Professor Mitsuo Hayashi of Hiroshi...

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筑波大学 国際統合睡眠医科学研究機構

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SLEEP MEDICINE