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We spend about 1/3 to 1/4 of our lives asleep. If our sleep is restricted, our brain does not function normally. Everybody is aware of this fact. However, nobody knows its precise reason.

We are able to induce sleep in experimental animals anytime we want to study sleep, by using endogenous sleep substances, such as prostaglandin D2 and adenosine. We established the sleep bioassay system for experimental animals, by monitoring their brain waves. In combination with modern gene-manipulation and neuroscience technologies, we investigate the molecular mechanism and the neural circuits of sleep-wake regulation.

Scientific sleep research has a limited history of only 1 century. Therefore, sleep science is a new frontier with many unanswered questions. You have so many chances to make great discoveries in this field.

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