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circadian rhythm

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Exposing the Brain’s Clock

A new study sheds light on numerous functions of our circadian clock, from how the brain maintains performance during the day to how shift workers struggle to maintain attention during early morning hours.
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Watching The Luminescent Gene Switch

Researchers have discovered a way yo simultaneously monitor the switching on and off of clock genes in mice and the effects on their behavior in real time.
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A Novel Optogenetic Tool

Researchers use optogenetics to successfully switch specific G-protein coupled signalling pathways on and off.