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

The Joint Symposium of WPI-IIIS, Ph.D. Program in Humanics,
and 36th Takamine Conference,
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Professor Masashi Yanagisawa has been selected as a Person of Cultural Merit in 2019

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Ibaraki prefecture honor award to be awarded to Professor Masashi Yanagisawa

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Comparison of the effects of an orexin inhibitor and a GABA agonist on physical and cognitive functions

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Animation video of IIIS research has been released!

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Development of a novel automated sleep stage scoring method ~Learning and Analyzing 4,200 biological signal records of mice~

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How does orexin work in the mechanisms of weight control?~Balance of exercise, feeding and energy consumption~

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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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IIIS Blog

2019.11.8

論文紹介:慢性的なストレスはマウスの睡眠にどう影響する?

IIISの大学院生 安垣 進之助さん、林 悠准教授らの研究成果が10月14日付のFrontiers in Neuroscience誌に掲載されました。 Effects of 3 Weeks of W...

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