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Fall 2014 Newsletter: Breakthroughs in Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Stem Cells
|Title||Fall 2014 Newsletter: Breakthroughs in Understanding Circadian Rhythms in Stem Cells|
|Publication Date||November, 2014|
|Journal, Volume||Bedford Research Foundation Newsletter|
Bedford Research scientists are following up on their discovery that stem cells have a circadian rhythm that may need to be supported for optimum development in the laboratory.
In the body, the daily pattern of light and dark controls many signals sent out by the brain, such as those that trigger changes in body temperature, and feelings of hunger and sleepiness.
Stem cells may especially need circadian signals to differentiate into specific cell types, such as neurons or bone marrow — but what type of signal should they receive in the laboratory? And what frequency? There is growing evidence that each type of cell needs a different circadian signal.
|Categories||Foundation Newsletters, Science Article Library|
|Link to Article||Download the Newsletter PDF|