The Newton Lower Falls listserv was abuzz this morning with the announcement that Lower Falls’ own Michael Rosbash will be sharing this year’s Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine with two colleagues – Jeffrey Hall and Michael Young.

The crew won the prize for their work unlocking the genetic basis of circadian rhythms.  Circadian rhythms are the body’s inherent sense, independent of light cues etc, of the length of the day and daytime/nightime. These rhythms influence everything from sleep, behavior, hormone levels, body temperature and metabolism.


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