Dr. Andrew Gaudet recently published an article in eNeuro entitled "Spinal cord injury in rats disrupts the circadian system". Although paralysis is the most noticeable result of a spinal cord injury, a new study by the Gaduet lab suggests such injuries could throw off the internal clock of the entire body's daily activities, from hormones to sleep-wake schedules.
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Andrew D. Gaudet, Laura K. Fonken, Monica T. Ayala, Emily M. Bateman, Wolfgang E. Schleicher, Elana J. Smith, Heather M. D’Angelo, Steven F. Maier and Linda R. Watkins. 2018. Spinal cord injury in rats disrupts the circadian system. eNeuro. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1523/ENEURO.0328-18.2018