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The Tuning Fork for Aging

The alternation of day and night, light and darkness is among the most essential natural phenomena on Earth. The rotation of our planet around its axis and concurrently around the Sun ticks away days, seasons, and years of human life. The epiphysis (pineal gland) is the biological clock of the organism, and its hormone, melatonin, may be compared to the balance wheel that regulates the beat of this clock. It is difficult to overestimate the role played by our natural chronograph in the regulation ...

Modified: 25.08.2007
Melatonin , tumor , hypothalamus , pineal gland , aging , circadian rhythm
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