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Cleveland Museum of Natural History
1 Wade Oval Drive, Cleveland, Ohio 44106
Fred Turek, Northwestern University
“Sleep, Circadian Rhythms, and Your Health”
Presented in collaboration with CWRU’s Emeriti Academy
This session will be held at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History
Is sleep a manifestation of the mind or the brain? It turns out there are genes that interact in complex ways to regulate sleep and circadian rhythms in humans and other animals. And these complexities can affect our health in unforeseen ways. In fact, the neurochemical, molecular, and cellular events involved in the expression of circadian rhythms arise from a central biological clock located in the brain’s hypothalamus. When you sleep and wake can regulate the timing of the circadian clock. Advanced age or unusual sleep-wake patterns -such as among shift workers- can interrupt behavioral and endocrine rhythms, and the expression of circadian clock genes, especially through the role of melatonin. Such disruptions can lead to peripheral and central nervous disorders and other diseases -even including effects on the intestinal microbiota. Come learn about how sleep affects your health!
Our original OSS series!
5:30 – Coffee and cookies
6-7 – Lecture
7-8 Catered dinner
To register for OSS events, go to siegallifelonglearning.org/origins-science-scholars.html
For more information on OSS, call Felicia at 216-368-2090
The Origins Science Scholars program began on campus in 2009 and has become a favorite venue for Cleveland area folks interested in or curious about cutting edge science with topics changing every semester and ranging from the beginning of the universe, to the origin of the earth and solar system, to the origin and evolution of life on earth, the human mind and consciousness, and evolution and human health.