chronobiologist


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chronobiologist

 [kron″o-bi-ol´ah-jist]
a specialist in chronobiology.
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Thomas Kantermann is a chronobiologist and researcher at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.
"I'm rather skeptical that--except in some freaky situations--life is better without a clock," says Helm, the chronobiologist from Glasgow.
"This is the first study that has infected mammals with a pathogen and seen this effect," says Laura Roden, a molecular chronobiologist at the University of Cape Town in South Africa, who has found clock-driven immune responses in plants.
Depression, weight gain and sickness are just a few of the health risks when internal biological clocks fall out of sync with daily life, a chronobiologist warns.
Honeybees, as stand-ins for surgery patients, confirm that a bout of the general anesthetic isoflurane acts directly on the biological clock that governs body rhythms, reports chronobiologist Guy Warman of the University of Auckland in New Zealand.
Lockley, a chronobiologist at the University of Surrey in England, and his colleagues have made such measurements.
A chronobiologist, he studies the relationship between health and biological cycles, whether the rhythm of a heartbeat or that of the menstrual cycle.
By discovering links like these, chronobiologists are opening new avenues to treating diseases.
The second vision, published more obscurely as a rapid communication in the Journal of Experimental Zoology by the noted Indian chronobiologists Joshi and Chandrashekaran [145], showed that a single bright flash of submillisecond light delivered via a Metz mecablitz flashgun could produce significant advances and delays (30-60 min) in the flight activity of the Schneider's round-leaf bat, Hipposideros speoris [145].
For at least three decades, the cellular redox state in plants and animals has been known to change over circadian time [81], although many chronobiologists have long assumed that metabolic rhythms are a functional readout of the circadian clock and that redox oscillators simply provide feedback to the central TTL pacemaker [82].
However, the interrelatedness of the data from both areas is still a challenge for bioinformaticians and chronobiologists. A major barrier to progress is the lack of a proper infrastructure for developing data integration software and research groups.