What controls the circadian clock?

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What controls the circadian clock?
« on: 24/04/2012 13:04:25 »
The ancient Greeks were accredited with first pointing out that some plants appear to be able to tell the time by altering their leaf shapes during the day and some of the first evidence of the existence of a similar internal clock in animals, including in us, was produced about a hundred years ago when scientists showed 24-hour patterns of activity even in the absence of any time cues.  And now we know a lot more about how this whole system works and that is partly thanks to one of the pioneers in this area of study, Oxford University’s Professor Russell Foster.
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