Accession Number:

ADA264869

Title:

Meeting of the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms (2nd) Held in Jacksonville, Florida on 9-13 May 1990. Programs and Abstracts

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 92-1 Mar 93,

Corporate Author:

SOCIETY FOR RESEARCH ON BIOLOGICAL RHYTHMS CHARLOTTESVILLE VA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-30

Pagination or Media Count:

123.0

Abstract:

From May 6-10, 1992, the Society for Research on Biological Rhythms held its third meeting at Amelia Island Plantation, Florida. The Society was formed in 1987 to promote the advancement of basic and applied research in all aspects of biological rhythms, to disseminate important research results concerning biological rhythms to the general public, to develop and enhance the eduction and training of students and researchers in the field and to foster interdisciplinary communication. This third meeting was successful in meeting the goals of the Society, particularly in the area of interdisciplinary communication. Researchers in the field of Biological Rhythms tend to be fragmented into many disciplines and are often divided along many different lines. One way of dividing the field is along frequency lines while some workers study biological rhythms with a period of msec, others are interested in rhythms with periods in the range of minutes, hours i.e. ultradian or pulsatile, a day i.e. circadian or a year i.e. seasonal or circannual. The field is also divided along the lines of the major disciplines within biology since rhythms biologists can be either biochemists, molecularcellular biologists, system physiologists, behaviorists andor ecologists. In addition, while many workers study the basic biological mechanisms involved in generating rhythmicity, others are interested in the clinical applications of a better understanding of biological rhythmicity. Even within the clinical field, researchers fall into many traditional categories including psychiatry, endocrinology, neurology, oncology, cardiology and reproduction.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE