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Depression brought to light

Exposure to abnormal light–dark cycles causes depression-like behaviour and learning deficits in mice. The defects seem to occur independently of disturbances to sleep and other processes regulated by the biological clock. See Letter p.594

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Monteggia, L., Kavalali, E. Depression brought to light. Nature 491, 537–538 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/nature11752

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