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Here's a common link between Sleep and ageing


Here's a common link between Sleep and ageing

New Delhi, Mar 23 (ANI): As part of a recent study, researchers have found oxidative stress as the common link between sleep and ageing. Research suggests that oxidative stress leads to sleep and is also believed to be a reason why we age.

It is also seen as a cause of degenerative diseases. Lead researcher of the study explained that oxidative stress activates the neurons that control whether we go to sleep.

This is believed to be a cause of aging and a culprit for the degenerative diseases that blight our later years. The team studied the regulation of sleep in fruit flies-the animal that also provided the first insight into the circadian clock nearly 50 years ago.

Each fly has a special set of sleep-control neurons, brain cells that are also found in other animals and believed to exist in people. Ion channels generate and control the electrical impulses through which brain cells communicate.

The team found the answer in a component of the Shaker channel itself. In a striking demon

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