Neurodegeneration: paying it off with sleep. Academic Article uri icon


  • A new study in fruit flies suggests modulation of neural activity links sleep and Alzheimer's disease. Both sleep loss and amyloid beta increase neural excitability, which reinforces the accumulation of amyloid beta and shortens lifespan.

published proceedings

  • Curr Biol

altmetric score

  • 0.5

author list (cited authors)

  • Keene, A. C., & Joiner, W. J.

citation count

  • 5

complete list of authors

  • Keene, Alex C||Joiner, William J

publication date

  • March 2015