Medicate at right time or it might not work, scientists say

October 28, 2014 3:54 AM

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Medicate at right time or it might not work, scientists say

The time of day or night might become an important factor in determining when to take a prescription drug according to a study showing that different parts of the body become active at different times on a 24-hour biological clock.

Scientists have for the first time mapped the daily and nightly patterns of gene activity in a dozen organs and tissues around the body and found wide unexpected variations that could affect any drugs targeted at those parts of the body.

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