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Researchers Discover Mechanism That Drives Daily Body Rhythms

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January 14, 1999
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Harvard Medical School
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The study of biological clocks is a field whose time has come -- and with breath-taking speed. Now a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has discovered that the same genetic machinery that controls the inner movements of the clock may drive the basic rhythms of the body -- the rise and fall of body temperature, blood pressure, hormones and the sleep -- wake cycle.

BOSTON -- January 11, 1999 -- The study of biological clocks is a field whose time has come -- and with breath-taking speed. Now a team of Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) scientists has discovered that the same genetic machinery that controls the inner movements of the clock may drive the basic rhythms of the body -- the rise and fall of body temperature, blood pressure, hormones and the sleep -- wake cycle. The findings appear in the January 8 Cell.


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