April 12, 2016 Read More →

ScienceDaily: Researchers reveal, to single-cell resolution, the network of circadian neurons

While the overall effects of circadian activities have been studied, relatively little is understood about the structure of the network of brain cells as they communicate to control the synchronization process. In a paper that appears in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, UC Santa Barbara [and Harvard!] researchers and collaborators infer the architecture of the suprachiasmatic nucleus (SCN), the control center for the circadian processes in mammals.

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Photo credit: Cristina Mazuski, Herzog Lab, WUSTL