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Circadian Rhythms Can Be Modified for Potential Treatment of Disorders

January 22, 2013

a lady yawning while holding a clock University of California, Irvine-led studies have revealed the cellular mechanism by which circadian rhythms--also known as the body clock--modify energy metabolism and also have identified novel compounds that control this action. The findings point to potential treatments for disorders triggered by circadian rhythm dysfunction, ranging from insomnia and obesity to diabetes and cancer. Full Story

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