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The time Machine

The molecular basis of biological rhythms

Living things have a number of ongoing changes in relation to its surroundings. Some of these changes are already regular or periodic ranging within a constant period of time, as the day / night cycles, tidal and lunar cycles, influencing her cell physiology. Of all the environmental changes, the day / night or light / dark intervals is essential in synchronizing circadian rhythms called, those cycles near the 24 hours, namely, near overnight. The biological clock is temporarily ordering various cell functions. This watch has a genetic origin, namely, components are encoded by certain genes expressing proteins necessary for periodic oscillations.

Dr. Edward Garbarino-Pico, Deputy CONICET researcher and member of the research group of Dr. Mario Guido, studies in our center the role of stress granules in regulating molecular clock mechanism. Dr. Garbarino Pico participated in the science program “Curious by Nature”, a cycle begun in 2015 and produced by the Pro-Secretary of Institutional Communication of the National University of Cordoba. In the interview we share, Dr. Garbarino Pico us into the world of Chronobiology, the science of biological rhythms and clocks (video).