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Unwinding The Ovarian Clock to Understand Fertility

Unwinding The Ovarian Clock to Understand Fertility

Infertility is a significant issue among women who work odd shifts and have abnormal sleep schedules. Researchers at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry have pinpointed a cell in the ovary that controls the timing of ovulation, which may be the key to a fertility-boosting therapy for these women in the future

1/28/2016 | 0 comments
Tobacco Smoke Mimics Jet Lag: Study Makes Cover of Biology Journal

Tobacco Smoke Mimics Jet Lag: Study Makes Cover of Biology Journal

A URMC study that found that tobacco smoke impairs our body clocks is featured on the cover of the January issue of The FASEB Journal. Scientists believe that the impact of environmental toxins like cigarette smoke on sleep and overall health is an important and growing area of interest. 

1/7/2014 | 0 comments
Science Spotlight: Meet Michael T. Sellix, Ph.D.

Science Spotlight: Meet Michael T. Sellix, Ph.D.

Sellix, an assistant professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, studies circadian rhythms and biological clocks. He was recently awarded the 2013 Early Investigators Award by the Endocrine Society. Check out this video to learn more about his current and future research. 

8/27/2013 | 0 comments