Mice may shed light on jet lag remedy

08/29/2013 | Reuters

The body clocks of mice may lead to the development of remedies for jet lag. Scientists from Oxford University and Swiss drug firm Roche have found that the SIK1 molecules is key to how mice handle changes in light cycles. "We're still several years away from a cure for jet lag, but understanding the mechanisms that generate and regulate our circadian clock gives us targets to develop drugs to help bring our bodies in tune with the solar cycle," said Russell Foster, director of sleep and circadian neuroscience institute at Oxford.

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