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← Group finds circadian clock common to almost all life forms

stuhillman's Avatar Jump to comment 4 by stuhillman

I thought that several tests on humans where all feedback loops - such as light and dark - are eliminated, resulted in the 24-hour daily cycle being reduced by several hours. The idea is that the system for regulating our 24-hour response slipped back to the time when these biological systems were first incorporated into living organisms at a time when the days were shorter because the earth revolved more rapidly.

I understand that the present research did include the 24-hour clues provided by our current place in the solar system. And, as for comment 1 (JuJu), biorythms do exist and a proper understanding of them should be taken out of the Woo camp and incorporated in our ever expanding understanding of the human condition.

Sat, 19 May 2012 08:22:34 UTC | #942269