New Reasons for Why We Need Sleep: DNA Damage Repair

Image showing a marker of DNA damage (yH2AX) in single Zebrafish Neurons during the day and night.
Sleep time increases following sleep deprivation (a). Chromosome dynamics increase during sleep compared to the daytime. Yellow = more activity.
Causing DNA damage using chemicals (ETO) increases sleep time to repair additional DNA damage.

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