Doctors may prescribe drugs for specific times of the day to get better outcomes. Heartburn, high blood pressure and erectile dysfunction drugs work best when patients take them at certain times of day. Even surgeries and procedures can have peak performance times. Researchers are experimenting with time-of-day regimens from cancer trials to cardiac surgery. Scientists who discovered circadian rhythms and cell regulation won the Nobel Prize. Science writer Lynne Peeples explores the landscape of chronotherapy, which will enthrall those who herald the next wave of precision medicine.
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Lynne Peeples is a science writer from Seattle, Washington.