Netherlands eScience Center contributes to new insights into the human body clock and health

7 February 2019

The study, published in Nature Communications, suggests that being genetically programmed to rise early may lead to greater wellbeing and a lower risk of schizophrenia and depression.

The study was conducted by an international collaboration, led by the University of Exeter and Harvard Medical School and funded by the Medical Research Council. An important aspect of this research is the data collection. 100,000 individuals from the UK were asked to wear a movement sensor for seven days during their daily life. The method to detect when individuals are sleeping was recently developed by dr. Vincent van Hees, Senior Research Engineer at Netherlands eScience Center. 

Source: NWO