A Simplified Method Assessing the Synchronization Properties of the Body Clock with Internal and External Rhythms
The circadian clock or the biological clock adjusts to periodic signals originating internally and externally from the body. Examining the entrainment attributes of the circadian clock involves measuring phase responses to various stimuli at numerous intervals, a time-consuming and expensive process. A team of researchers from the University of Tsukuba has put forward a methodology that simplifies this process. By employing mathematical modeling and a single measurement of desynchronized cells, they have proposed a new approach for evaluating the entrainment properties of the clock.