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Unformatted text preview: which resides in every cell, can affect the potency of some drugs. It reflects a growing interest among scientists in understanding the effect of circadian rhythms on human health. The study, conducted in mice, found that the ability to repair damage was at a minimum in the early morning and reached a peak in the evening. The researchers say their study needs to be replicated in humans and that they plan to explore whether their findings can apply to skin cancer prevention. Showing the same patterns in humans could suggest the safest time for sun exposure, the senior author of the paper, Dr. Aziz Sancar, said in a news release. The study will be published this week in the online early edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. From: http://www.latimes.com/news/science/la-he-chemo19-2009jan19,0,4966880.story...
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This note was uploaded on 03/15/2009 for the course BIOL 211 taught by Professor Ta during the Spring '09 term at UNC.
- Spring '09