Scientists from the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh have discovered a mechanism which governs the 24-hour 'body clock' within all (ancient and modern) living creatures.

Scientists from the Universities of Cambridge and Edinburgh have discovered a mechanism which governs the 24-hour ‘body clock' within all  (ancient and modern) living creatures.

Published in the journal ‘Nature', the researchers have uncovered some exciting truths to the circadian rhythm which is supposedly what controls all natural cycles of life – both daily and seasonally – in each living species.

Circadian rhythms are typically thought to stem from DNA and / or gene activity within the cell.  The recent study contradicts this assumption, finding '24-hour rhythms' within red blood cells which do not contain DNA.

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