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<p>The circadian clock is in nearly every cell, and researchers have untangled many of its secrets. But sleep has been harder to pin down.</p>
Abstractions blog

How Circadian Clocks Differ From Sleep

The circadian clock is in nearly every cell, and researchers have untangled many of its secrets. But sleep has been harder to pin down.

<p>Powerful new experiments have uncovered some of the molecular underpinnings of sleep.</p>
chronobiology

Researchers Tap a Sleep Switch in the Brain

Powerful new experiments have uncovered some of the molecular underpinnings of sleep.

<p>Tiny lines laid down by tooth enamel appear to reveal a previously unknown biological rhythm. If confirmed, the finding could help researchers understand why big animals grow slower — and live longer — than small ones.</p>
chronobiology

Teeth May Reveal a Multi-Day Biological Clock

Tiny lines laid down by tooth enamel appear to reveal a previously unknown biological rhythm. If confirmed, the finding could help researchers understand why big animals grow slower — and live longer — than small ones.

<p><span style="font-weight: 400;">New insights from neuroscience — aided by a small zoo’s worth of dancing animals — are revealing the biological origins of rhythm.</span></p>
neuroscience

The Beasts That Keep the Beat

New insights from neuroscience — aided by a small zoo’s worth of dancing animals — are revealing the biological origins of rhythm.

<p>Cellular clocks are almost everywhere. Clues to how they work are coming from the places they’re not.</p>
Biology

How the Body’s Trillions of Clocks Keep Time

Cellular clocks are almost everywhere. Clues to how they work are coming from the places they’re not.