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

Director, Dr. Masashi Yanagisawa Receives Tokizane Award

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Lessons on how to sleep: what we can learn from worms

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R&D Project on sleep and hibernation has been selected as AMED Moonshot R&D Program

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Toward the Realization of Medical Care that Enables People to Live Healthy Even at Age 100 -Moonshot Goal 7 Symposium 2022-

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Director, Dr. Masashi Yanagisawa Receives “Breakthrough Prize”

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Dr. Arisa Hirano has been awarded The Young Scientists’ Prize

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University of Texas congratulates Director, Dr. Masashi Yanagisawa on his Breakthrough Prize

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Turn Off the Blue Light!

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Brain Refreshing: Why the Dreaming Phase Matters

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Potential Indicator for Obesity Risk Detected during Sleep

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Dr. Takeshi Sakurai has been awarded Tsukuba Prize

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Sevoflurane Improves Sleep Alteration in Response to Inflammation

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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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