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Benefits to timing chemotherapy to body’s ‘awake’ time
June 6, 2016

By Lori Maricle, College of Pharmacy

PULLMAN, Wash. – Not a morning person? Neither are your kidneys. Research from the Washington State University College of Pharmacy suggests there may be benefits to timing chemotherapy in cancer patients to the time of day the body is “most awake.”

Sept. 14: Top circadian biology researcher to speak
September 3, 2015

By Doug Nadvornick, College of Medical Sciences

TurekSPOKANE, Wash. – For 40 years, Northwestern University biology professor Fred Turek has investigated circadian rhythms – internal cycles that tell our bodies when to sleep, eat and work. Interrupted rhythms can lead to chronic fatigue and health problems, such as obesity.

Time of day, year may affect user habits
March 30, 2010

PULLMAN – A team of WSU professors and students is working to prove environmental factors, such as the light/dark cycle, may dictate pleasure-seeking behavior – even in rodents.

“Behavior, whether in humans or animals, is organized partly by environmental surroundings,” said Heiko Jansen, associate professor in the veterinary and comparative anatomy, pharmacology and physiology department (VCAPP). “We are studying the way rats respond to environmental factors, and how drug behavior changes when external factors are manipulated.”

Jansen and his team specifically are focusing on circadian rhythms – 24-hour cycles – in the lives of most organisms. They give a treatment group, approximately four to five … » More …