Exposure to dim light at night (dLAN) can lead to increased body mass,
despite reduced total food intake
Aubrecht TG, Jenkins R, Nelson RJ: Dim
light at night increases body mass of
female mice. Chronobiology International.
Aubrecht TG, Weil ZM, Nelson RJ:
Dim light at night interferes with the
development of the short-day phenotype
and impairs cell-mediated immunity in
Siberian hamsters (Phodopus sungorus).
Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A:
Ecological Genetics and Physiology. Oct
Borniger JC, McHenry ZD, Salloum A,
Nelson RJ: Exposure to dim light at night
during early development increases adult
anxiety-like responses. Physiology &
Behavior. Jun 2014;133:99-106.
Fonken LK, Kitsmiller E, Smale L, Nelson
RJ: Dim nighttime light impairs cognition
and provokes depressive-like responses
in a diurnal rodent. J Biol Rhythms. Aug
2012; 27( 4):319-327.
Randy Nelson, PhD
Chair, Department of Neuroscience
Dr. John D. and E. Olive Brumbaugh Chair
in Brain Research and Teaching