UB Scientists Help Discover New ‘Sleep Node’ in Brain

Updated October 3, 2014

University at Buffalo researchers — with Harvard colleagues — have discovered a region of the brain responsible for causing deep sleep. “We are at a truly transformative point in neuroscience … We can now answer fundamental questions of brain function, which have traditionally been beyond our reach,” says co-author Caroline E. Bass, PhD, assistant professor of pharmacology and toxicology.