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In rhythm with the internal clock

In an article published in July 2021, the research magazine EINSICHTEN highlights the work of the chronobiologist Prof. Dr. Maria Robles and her team on the molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythms and sleep. While the phenomenon of the internal clock as well as the negative effects associated to the disruption of this biological rhythm have been known for a long time, the underlying molecular mechanisms are still poorly understood. Prof. Robles analyzes how proteins in cells and tissues change in rhythm with the internal clock, and how this temporally shapes the activity state of organs such as the liver and the brain. Her observations have important implications for many different areas of life, such as learning, eating or health care.

Read the English version of the article "Tags, tissues and timing" under the following link: [link]

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