#NCintroduces… Mammalian chronobiology and circadian rhythms

Written by Tom Naughton, UCL Cancer Institute (London, UK)

Welcome to the first edition of our new column, #NCintroduces, which aims to give students, early career researchers and those interested in the field an introduction to an exciting area or idea in neuroscience. In this installment, Tom Naughton, a UCL  (London, UK) Biomedical Sciences graduate and now-lab technician at  the UCL Cancer Institute, introduces the complex world of circadian rhythms. How a genetic feedback loop tunes biology As the Earth basks in the light of the sun, its rotation produces a 24-hour cycle of daylight and darkness. Much of life on Earth has adapted to this relentless rhythm. Single-celled...

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