Understanding circadian rhythm at low temperatures

A group of researchers revealed the mechanism of how cold temperatures stop biological rhythms of living organisms known as the circadian rhythm.

“Instead of determining what actually causes loss of circadian rhythms, we tried to understand this phenomenon with math and physics,” explains Hideo Iwasaki, professor of cell biology at Waseda and member of the research group.

This study was published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).

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