Centenary Celebration of Franz Halberg, a Maverick ahead of His Time (pp. 21-24)
Authors: Germaine Cornelissen
Abstract: “Omnia metire quaecumque licet et immensa ad mensuram tempestive redige” (Measure what is measurable and render measurable in time what as yet is not), the principle that guided Franz Halberg throughout his extraordinary life, underlies his foundation of two new disciplines, chronobiology  and chronomics . The built-in nature of circadian rhythms, evidenced by their free-running in the absence of environmental synchronizers, led Franz to recognize their critical importance. His work rigorously documented their survival advantage in that the circadian stage at which a stimulus is administrated can make the difference between life and death in the laboratory, and between health and disease in the clinic . This view point aims to high light the discoveries made by Halberg in relation to circadian function.
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