Impairments in the immune and cardiovascular – systems are health risks with with lack of sleep, such as weight gain, said PrichardDaniel Taylor, an assistant professor of psychology at the University of North Texas, said:. ‘We know little about the health of this age group, even though the consequences – drug use, psychopathology, poor grades, dropout and subsequent unemployment – of sleep disorders could be the greatest. ‘.
A feature of the fruit fly innate immune system is the presence of circulatory disturbances cells called phagocytes, like our own white blood cells engulf and digest bacteria. In their latest research Shirasu Hiza found that found that phagocytes activity varies throughout the day.