Circadian rhythms are guided by internal clocks in cells that enable organisms to adapt to night and day cycles
Linking biological clocks with disease - health short science news

Scientists have found a new biological clock in liver cells that helps sustain key organ tasks.

Disruption of this clock, which is mediated by the nuclear receptor protein HNF4A, may lead to diseases such as diabetes and cancers.

This new clock provides thus a biological connection between modern lifestyles, such as working nightshifts, urban dwelling and intercontinental travel, and disease.

Read the full story: University of South Carolina
Scientific publication: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA


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