Research from the labs of MCB Professors Chris Chang and Ehud Isacoff reveals new information on the role of copper in the brain on regulating circadian patterns. Zebrafish with lowered levels of copper in the brain exhibited symptoms of poorer sleep quality due to disrupted circadian patterns.

These findings may lead to improvements in the treatment of neurological and sleep-related disorders in humans.


Image credit: Tong Xiao, Chang Lab.