What Drives Your Daily Biological Clock? New York University Study

Published: Oct 12, 2012

Researchers working with fruit flies say they have discovered one way that the body's biological clock controls brain-cell activity that influences daily rhythms. They believe their findings might improve understanding about sleep-wake cycles and lead to new treatments for sleep disorders and jet lag. "The findings answer a significant question: how biological clocks drive the activity of clock neurons, which, in turn, regulate behavioral rhythms," study senior author Justin Blau, associate professor in New York University's department of biology, said in a university news release.

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