New 5-year funding from the Transdiscipline Program of the Research Council of Norway to investigate the impact of adolescence sleep deprivation on adult metabolic health (SmartSense)

Obesity and bad sleep habits among teenagers are two rising health concerns that are intertwined. We have secured a 5-year funding to study how sleep deprivation during adolescence affects fat tissue development and the emergence of metabolic disorders later in life. To do this, we propose SmartSense, a new project resulting from the convergence of four research groups with expertise in sleep (Dr. Charlotte Boccara), adipose tissue biology (Dr. Nolwenn Briand), epigenetics (Prof. Philippe Collas) and sensor technology (Prof. Ørjan Martinsen), all located at the University of Oslo.