Health & wellness

Health and wellness

Getting your body’s clocks to run on time

Researchers are working to understand how out-of-whack body rhythms could be behind some common diseases

Resetting the body’s clock

Circadian rhythms, roughly a 24-hour internal cycle that controls various biological activities, are generated by the brain and numerous organs. With a better understanding of the body’s clocks, researchers are tinkering with resynchronizing daily rhythms disrupted by genetics or erratic work schedules, which could be behind the rise in some diseases.