In the Media


Slowing Cancer with the Biological Clock

WorldHealth  |  February 28, 2017

WorldHealth discusses how collaborators at McGill University targeted the biological clock to decrease the growth of tumor cells. 

Bad timing is depressing

Science Daily  |  November 29, 2016

Science Daily coverage of our study linking weaker brain circadian rhythms to depression-like behavior in mice. 

Are we depressed when we miss our inner clock? 

Dominic Landgraf  |  Atlas of Science  |  October 03, 2016

Former lab member Dominic Landgraf summarizes the link between weak circadian rhythms and depression. 

Weak Brain Circadian Rhythms Cause Depression-Like Behavior in Mice

Paul K. Mueller  |  UC San Diego News Center  |  May 02, 2016

The UC San Diego News Center covers one our study linking weak circadian rhythms to depression. 

Scientists identify molecular link between sleep and mood

Claire Asher  |  Science  |  February 22, 2016

Science discusses work from the McCarthy Lab, alongside collaborators, suggesting that the PERIOD3 gene may play a role in regulating the sleep-wake cycle, with potential involvement in the incidence of seasonal mood disorders. 

Your Body's Witching Hours

Melinda Beck  |  The Wall Street Journal  |  June 2, 2015

The Wall Street Journal explores how the growing field of chronobiology has helped to form a link between disrupted circadian rhythms and various medical disorders, with insight from Dr. Michael McCarthy. 

How to Deal With the Winter Blues Using Light (and Darkness)

Varci Vartanian  |  LifeHacker  |  February 28, 2013

Dr. Michael McCarthy gives advice about how to overcome the winter blues by maintaining a regular activity schedule and optimizing exposure to light and darkness. 

Discovery of a chemical that affects biological clock offers new way to treat diabetes

Science Daily  |  July 12, 2012

Science Daily discusses a Science paper published by collaborators along with lab members David K. Welsh and Takako Noguchi. 

Resetting your biological clock

University of Southern California News  |  July 12, 2012

A new compound discovered by collaborators at the University of Southern California is discussed in this USC News Article. 

Keeping tabs on biological clocks

Scott LaFee  | San Diego Union Tribune  |  March 10, 2010

The San Diego Union Tribune celebrates the launch of the new Center for Chronobiology with an article exploring the importance of studying circadian rhythms. 

Making Room for Research During Residency

Karyn Hede  |  Science  |  April 10, 2009

Dr. Michael McCarthy is featured in a Science news article discussing the challenges and advantages of combining medical residency with research training.