Organs in our body can tell the difference between day and night
Tick tock goes the clock, throughout our body and not only in the brain - life short science news

New research has shown that organs can detect variations in light between day and night, even when they do not receive instructions anymore from the central clock in the hypothalamus of the brain.

This remarkable finding was obtained in studies with mice in which organs could be studied independently of other organs.

Thus, while the master clock in the brain is important for e.g. synchronization of activity of all organs, each individual organ can still function minimally (like organs preparing for the arrival of a meal) when other organs in the body have a failure.

Read the full story: IRB Barcelona
Scientific publication: Cell