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Three Americans won the Nobel Prize for biological 'clocks' find

They study the rhythm of our cells.
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Everybody has a cellular "clock."

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U.S. scientists Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young received the 2017 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine today for their work uncovering the mechanisms behind the biological clock—present in the cells of all living things—called the circadian rhythm.

, from single-celled organisms to humans, coordinated and sleep while it’s dark (if we take care of ourselves, anyway). Energy and hormone levels, behavior, and even body temperature change in time with these circadian rhythms.

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