Brandeis researchers receive Canadian science prize
Two neuroscientists from Brandeis University have been awarded a Canadian biomedical research award for their work on the biological clock of fruit flies. The researchers, neuroscience professor Michael Rosbash and emeritus biology professor Jeffrey C. Hall, discovered genes that regulate fruit flies’ circadian rhythms, which regulate sleep and wake cycles as well as other normal bodily functions. The award, shared with Michael W. Young of Rockefeller University, is Canada’s top international scientific honor. The prize is $100,000.