Friday, September 24, 2010

How Lack of Sunlight Will Affect the Trapped Chilean Miners

This article discusses how living in darkness for an extended period of time will mess with the miners' circadian rhythms and what can be done to keep them healthy.  Northwestern's own Fred Turek (director of the NU Center for Sleep and Circadian Biology) is quoted.

Dr. Turek is actually Ryan Lange's PI, so if circadian rhythms really rock your world, catch up with Ryan at the next BSA meeting and ask about the research they're doing over there.