Circadian rhythms, or biological clocks, refer to daily cyclical variations or patterns of behavioral or physiological functions in animals and humans. Circadian rhythms are important in determining the sleeping and feeding patterns of all animals, including human beings. There are clear patterns of brain wave activity, hormone production, cell regeneration and other biological activities linked to this daily cycle. The rhythm is linked to the light-dark cycle.
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Autism and Angelman syndrome targeted in 2016 Discovery Grants
The Michael C. Walther II Discovery Grant and two Nicholas Hobbs Discovery Grants have been awarded for 2016-17, announced Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) director and Annette Schaffer Eskind Chair.
Circadian clock—Angelman syndrome link established
Monitoring participants’ biological clocks may be the quickest way to determine the effectiveness of experimental drugs currently under development to treat Angelman syndrome (AS), a debilitating genetic disorder that occurs in more than 1 in every 15,000 live births.
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Carl H Johnson, Ph.D.
Stevenson Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences; Professor of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics
Douglas McMahon, Ph.D.
Stevenson Chair and Professor of Biological Sciences; Professor of Pharmacology
Terry L. Page, Ph.D.
Professor of Biological Sciences Emeritus
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