On Monday, October 2, three Americans, Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young, were awarded the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research on the control of circadian rhythms.
A field which is also being studied by researchers from Inserm:
Claude Gronfier, Inserm researcher and chronobiologist, Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute, Lyon
Howard Cooper, Research Director, Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute, Lyon
Joëlle Adrien, Inserm Research Director, Brain & Spine Institute, Paris
Franck Delaunay, Inserm Researcher, Institute of Biology Valrose
Dimly lit working environments: correcting your body clock is possible!
Men and women have different clocks…
- Health and Research From A-Z:“Chronobiologie, les 24 heures chrono de l’organisme” [Chronobiology, the body’s 24-hour clock (in French)]
- Watch the POM Bio à croquer video (in French) on Light and rhythms: Researchers are beginning to discover how the blue light emitted by LEDs, computer screens and smartphones impacts our health. This light affects a specific region of the brain responsible for regulating our biological rhythms, explains Claude Gronfier, chronobiologist at Laboratory U846 “Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute”.
- Watch the POM Bio à croquer video (in French) on Sleep and metabolism: Sleep is not just for rest. It is essential for the proper functioning of the immune, hormone and cardiovascular systems, among others. Adolescents often present a large sleep debt. What are the effects on their health? Explanations with Claude Gronfier, chronobiologist at Laboratory U846 “Stem-cell and Brain Research Institute”.
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