Circadian oscillations in rodents: A systematic increase of their frequency with age

Colin S. Pittendrigh, Serge Daan

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    Abstract

    The circadian activity rhythms of golden hamsters and two species of deermous, when released from a light-dark cycle of 12 hours light and 12 hours of darkness into constant darkness, had progressively shorter periods as the animals become older. A possible bearing of this fact on the aging process is briefly outlined.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)548-550
    Number of pages3
    JournalScience
    Volume186
    Issue number4163
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1974

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