First came rats, now mice, in having offered to them a cure for the ailment known as jetlag.
RATS, then: The 2007 Ig Nobel Prize for aviation was awarded to Patricia V. Agostino, Santiago A. Plano and Diego A. Golombek of Universidad Nacionalde Quilmes, Argentina, for their discovery that Viagra aids jetlag recovery in hamsters. [REFERENCE: “Sildenafil Accelerates Reentrainment of Circadian Rhythms After Advancing Light Schedules,” Patricia V. Agostino, Santiago A. Plano and Diego A. Golombek, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, vol. 104, no. 23, June 5 2007, pp. 9834-9.]
MICE, now: A new study offers a different cure for jetlag in mice. The study is
“Mice Genetically Deficient in Vasopressin V1a and V1b Receptors Are Resistant to Jet Lag,” Yoshiaki Yamaguchi, Toru Suzuki, Yasutaka Mizoro, Hiroshi Kori, Kazuki Okada, Yulin Chen, Jean-Michel Fustin, Fumiyoshi Yamazaki, Naoki Mizuguchi, Jing Zhang, Xin Dong, Gozoh Tsujimoto, Yasushi Okuno, Masao Doi, and Hitoshi Okamura, Science, 4 October 2013: 85-90.
National Geographic tells about the mouse work, in a report called “Jet Lag Cure for Mice Illuminates Inner Workings of Circadian Clocks“