Fruit Fly Study Sheds Light on Sleep

June 8, 2006

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A new study is being published in the journal Nature today on the subject of sleep.

Scientists say the findings could have implications for humans.

They might lead to new treatments for sleeping disorders, and a new understanding of how sleep is linked to memory and learning.

That enlightenment comes from the brain of a tiny creature that you see buzzing around your apples -- the fruit fly.