Another Sildenafil Story: Jetlagged Hamsters

A recent news story regarding the dubious practice of feeding sildenafil citrate to oysters may have obscured a more practical use of this drug, generally used to treat erectile dysfunction. Sildenafil accelerates reentrainment of circadian rhythms after advancing light schedules is the title of an article in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which details a study where sildenafil was used to treat hamsters with jetlag. Globe-trotting hamsters rejoice!