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Astrocytes found to keep time for brain, behavior

Until recently, work on biological clocks that dictate daily fluctuations in most body functions, including core body temperature and alertness, focused on neurons, those electrically excitable cells that are the divas of ...

Mar 24, 2017
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Chronobiology—internal clocks in synch

Ludwig II of Bavaria is a particularly striking example of how differently people's internal clocks can tick. Historical sources tell us that the monarch usually carried out his government business at night and slept during ...

Oct 14, 2016
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Watching the luminescent gene switch

Scientists have found a way to simultaneously monitor the switching on and off of circadian "clock" genes and their effects on mouse behaviour in real-time.

Jun 20, 2016
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