Mouse model tests health risks of circadian disturbances

20 julio 2015

People who work outside of the normal 9-5 schedule or experience frequent jet lag have been found to be at an increased risk for everything from weight gain to cancer, but there are too many variables involved to conduct multi-decade, controlled studies in humans to confirm whether sleep pattern disruption is a correlation or the cause. Now, researchers present the next best thing: a model that subjects mice to human-relevant circadian rhythm disturbances.img src=»» height=»1″ width=»1″ alt=»»/