Journal of Mental Health and Human Behaviour

INSPIRATIONS FROM HISTORY
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69--71

Chronobiology: Discovery of the molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythm


Pooja Shakya, Shyama Nand Roy, Raman Deep 
 Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Raman Deep
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, AIIMS, New Delhi - 110 029
India

Advances in the field chronobiology have potential implications for physical as well as mental health and human behavior. Several paradigm-shifting discoveries established key mechanistic principles for the biological clock. We trace the origins and key discoveries that helped to advance the field of chronobiology and a ground-breaking work recently recognized by Nobel prize. The foundational work by Hall, Rosbash and Young led them to Nobel prize in physiology or medicine (2017) for discoveries pertaining to molecular basis of circadian rhythm.


How to cite this article:
Shakya P, Roy SN, Deep R. Chronobiology: Discovery of the molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythm.J Mental Health Hum Behav 2018;23:69-71


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Shakya P, Roy SN, Deep R. Chronobiology: Discovery of the molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythm. J Mental Health Hum Behav [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Jun 13 ];23:69-71
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