Scientists at Harvard University have discovered a “fancy” protein that makes it easier for people to sleep.
They say the protein helps to keep us awake when it’s needed.
The protein is a member of the “superfamily” of proteins that helps to maintain a healthy brain.
Scientists have long known that sleep deprivation has health benefits, including slowing down the body’s response to the stress of cancer treatment.
But the Harvard scientists said this protein is not directly linked to cancer.
The discovery, published online in Nature, marks the first time scientists have identified a protein with this effect.
Researchers studied mice that were given either an alpha-amylase inhibitor, a sleeping aid, or a “super-amino acid” that caused them to wake up.
After a week of sleep deprivation, mice that received the sleeping aid became less aggressive and more alert than mice that didn’t get it.
They also became less alert when they were hungry.
But mice given a super-amina-like protein didn’t change their behavior in response to sleep deprivation.
“Our study shows that sleep-deprived mice are more likely to become aggressive,” lead author Shujie Zhang, a Harvard doctoral student, said in a statement.
For the study, Zhang and her colleagues studied mice fed either a high-fat diet or a low-fat one.
They then fed them a standard diet for the first week.
Then they gave them a superamino-acid diet for six weeks.
One week after their last meal, the mice were tested to see if their blood sugar and appetite had dropped, and their body weight had increased.
Mice that received a superamerine protein, or AMP, also gained weight and were less aggressive when they ate.
They also had a more effective blood-sugar control after the next six weeks, according to the study.
This finding was surprising, said the study’s lead author, Jeffrey C. Stengel, an associate professor of medicine at the Harvard School of Public Health.
Stengel and his colleagues had previously discovered that the superamina proteins in mice were also found to be involved in the response to drugs.
In mice that are highly sensitive to drugs, AMP might have an important role in keeping them alive.
However, the superamerines were found to act more like a natural sleep aid than a natural appetite suppressor, he said.
What’s more, the team was able to use an “in vivo” approach, which means they injected the superaminases into mice’s brains.
It’s not known how the superammates work, but they were able to activate the same proteins that make it possible for mice to move their mouths, Zhang said.
This is not the first evidence that super-ammines are involved in sleep.
In 2008, researchers in China discovered that mice fed a super amino-acids diet, called a supermamino diet, also became sleepy and less aggressive.
Super-aminos are made by attaching to proteins in a cell called a ubiquitin-protein kinase (UCPK) protein, and they bind to another protein called an alpha amylase.
The enzymes break down a chemical called alpha-ketoglutarate (AKG), which is a protein that controls the activity of the AKG pathway.
People with cancer have higher levels of this enzyme than healthy controls, but the researchers say it’s unclear why.
Some studies have suggested that AKG may help the body break down cancer cells into smaller pieces.
The researchers say that superaminos, in their experiments, have been shown to stimulate AKG activity in human cancer cells.
Other studies have shown that superammases have been used to treat a number of cancers, including leukemia and colon cancer.
The team has now found that superamerina-type proteins are active in cancers.
So what’s the bottom line?
It appears that super proteins are not as useful as we might think.
They’re less likely to cause a spike in blood sugar, which is not good, and the super-amerines are not an appetite suppressant, Stengels said.
They may also not be good for people with cancer, given their ability to activate enzymes that break down the toxic chemicals that cancer cells produce.
And if you’re looking for a way to get your night’s sleep, you should try to eat healthy.
And if you do get sick, take the anti-nausea medication that comes with it.