Clocking off

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IT’S not just all-night raves that make you lose sleep—one of the drugs on offer could ruin your body clock. Ecstasy could cause permanent jetlag, says Stephany Biello of the University of Glasgow. Biello says that by rendering brain cells insensitive to a key chemical messenger called serotonin, ecstasy makes the brain less responsive to the environmental cues it needs to set its clock. Repeated use of the drug has also been linked to mood disorders and depression. At a neuroscience meeting in Brighton this week,