The circadian clock is crucial in many biological processes including energy balance. Long-term circadian disruptions are associated with premature mortality, obesity, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes, psychiatric disorders, anxiety, depression, and cancer progression. Short-term disruptions are associated with susceptibility to illness, fatigue, and loss of concentration, all of which effect quality of life, productivity, and lifespan.
Therefore, understanding how short- and long-term circadian disruptions affect the physiology of humans and animals will help to understand the etiology and progression of diseases as well as day-to-day well-being.
Important System Considerations
Food and water intake with automated access control; paired or yoked feeding capacity
Environmental control of for light/dark cycle and temperature
The new Promethion Core™ is the first and only metabolic and behavioral measurement system that utilizes modern digital and computer technology to deliver the highest resolution data regardless of study size. This ... (more)
The CAB-8 and CAB-16 provide environmental control for your Promethion Core rodent metabolism and behavioral system. These cabinets provide up to 100 user-defined changes in temperature and light intensity over the course ... (more)
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