The parasite which causes malaria is poor at spreading the disease if it is jet lagged, research has suggested.
Edinburgh University experts gave the parasites "jet lag" by inserting them into mice whose body clocks were different to their own 24-hour cycle.
Some of the mice were awake in the daytime and others active at night.
They found malaria was only half as effective at causing infection and spreading disease in mice which had a different routine to the parasite.
Stumbled upon this while perusing BBC news pretty cool tbh.