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You are when you eat

The suprachiasmatic nucleus is the main circadian pacemaker. Another oscillator entrains behavior to food availability, but its location has been a mystery. A new study suggests the dorsomedial hypothalamic nucleus as a possibility.

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Figure 1: Control of circadian rhythms by specific brain regions.

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Herzog, E., Muglia, L. You are when you eat. Nat Neurosci 9, 300–302 (2006).

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