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Agriculture how can circadian clock be used?
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Look at rhythmic response of plants to chemicals eg. herbicides, get max yields at certain latitudes over certain day lengths
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1979 circadian clock experiment?
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near Munich, used underground bunkers, most rhythms 25h but some 27
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SAD how treated
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Cured by bright light at 25,000+ Lux (3% full sunlight) given at appropriate time of day and helps reset circadian clock
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Benzodiazephine?
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Minor tranquiliser, used to treat insomnia and effectively reset body clock in golden hamster
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In hospitals...
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Drugs can be administered in lowest doses at time when patient most sensitive