Volume 94 Issue 45 | pp. 34-35 | C&EN Talks With
Issue Date: November 14, 2016

C&EN talks with Akhilesh Reddy, a champion of chronopharmacology

Scientist explains how synching drug delivery with our biological clocks could improve treatments
Department: Science & Technology
News Channels: Biological SCENE
Keywords: personalized medicine, biological clock

Humans are 24-hour beings, whose physiology is timed to the rising and setting sun. During the day, our body produces proteins and enzymes required for physical activity, digestion, and mental acuity. At night, while we sleep, our body focuses on other essential pursuits, such as immune system upkeep and memory storage.

Anybody who has experienced jet lag is familiar with the rhythmic rigidity of our internal clocks. The master timekeeper lies in the brain, where . . .

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