5th January 2009 – What Makes You Tick?

A look at our many internal body clocks

Professor Andrew Loudon from Manchester University introduced us to the many body clocks we have built in to ensure that our body is ready for what it needs to do “at the time”. He is using many animals including siberian hamsters and sheep to see how internal clocks time physiology and behaviour. From sleep, hibernation, reproduction to feeding & fattening cycles – how do these clocks work and what influence do the genes have on what time of day or year your body thinks it is.

A great evening: 71% of attendees rated the evening “Excellent” for each of Informative, Stimulating, Participative, Enjoyable and Overall.

Professor Loudon will soon be speaking on a similar topic at Didsbury SciBar.

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