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Finding your way in the dark depends on your internal clock

December 23, 2019

How mammals perceive light changes between night and day. Researchers at Aalto University and the University of Helsinki…
Eating in Sync With Biological Clock Could Replace Problematic Diabetes Treatment

December 4, 2019

Type 2 diabetics inject themselves with insulin, a hormone that regulates the movement of sugar into liver, muscle…
Secrets to climate change adaptation uncovered in the European corn borer moth

November 12, 2019

The ability to synchronize behavioral, morphological and other transitions with the seasons is integral to the life cycle…
Study shows the biological clock influences immune response efficiency

September 25, 2019

According to a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of…
Preliminary Study Suggests that the Body’s “Epigenetic Clock” might be Reversible

September 11, 2019

Efforts to extend the human lifespan, or in more exotic cases – even to achieve immortality, have recently…
Could biological clocks in plants set the time for crop spraying?

August 21, 2019

Plants can tell the time, and this affects their responses to certain herbicides used in agriculture according to…
A New Biological Aging Clock: Ribosomal DNA

April 8, 2019

Chronological aging is easy to track – birthdays. Biological aging can be obvious too – graying hair, sagging skin,…
High-speed atomic force microscopy reveals clock protein interactions

August 27, 2018

For the first time, researchers have seen how proteins involved in the daily biological clock interact with each…
Poor grades tied to class times that don’t match our biological clocks

April 3, 2018

It may be time to tailor students’ class schedules to their natural biological rhythms, according to a new…
How the brain keeps time

December 4, 2017

Timing is critical for playing a musical instrument, swinging a baseball bat, and many other activities. Neuroscientists have…
Skipping Breakfast Disrupts “Clock Genes” that Regulate Body Weight and Glucose

December 1, 2017

Irregular eating habits such as skipping breakfast are often associated with obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and cardiovascular…
Biological timing: Biologists investigate the Mechanism of an Auxiliary Clock

November 20, 2017

“The biological clock ensures that a plant times its metabolism according to the environment,” says Dorothee Staiger. “Thus…
Smell sensitivity varies with circadian rhythm, study suggests

October 27, 2017

It has always been apparent that some individuals have a better sense of smell than others, but a…
Focus on lack of CLOCK protein may hold keys to future epilepsy treatments

October 12, 2017

A study in Neuron focuses on the role that a lack of the protein “CLOCK” plays in several forms…
Losing Sleep Over Climate Change

May 29, 2017

Climate change may keep you awake – and not just metaphorically. Nights that are warmer than normal can…
Study identifies hundreds of genes that influence timing of puberty and alter risk of several cancers

April 25, 2017

The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic…
Faster biological ageing could increase risk for depression in childhood

February 25, 2017

Genetic factors which predispose people to accelerated ‘biological ageing’ also increase their risk of developing depression in childhood,…
Epigenetic Clock: Looking for Biomarkers for Biological Age

October 3, 2016

Why do some people lead a perfectly healthy lifestyle yet still die young? A new international study suggests…
Time of day influences our susceptibility to infection, study finds

August 18, 2016

We are more susceptible to infection at certain times of the day as our body clock affects the…
Sunflowers Move by the Clock

August 6, 2016

It’s summertime, and the fields of Yolo County are filled with ranks of sunflowers, dutifully watching the rising…
Why working the night shift can pose a cancer risk

July 30, 2016

A handful of large studies of cancer risk factors have found that working the night shift, as nearly…
Weak Brain Circadian Rhythms Cause Depression-Like Behavior in Mice

May 3, 2016

When the master pacemaker that normally synchronizes circadian rhythms in the brain is disrupted, that disruption causes helplessness,…
Shedding light on the day-night cycle

March 1, 2016

New research sheds light on how the rhythms of daily life are encoded in the brain. Scientists at…
Worm study may resolve discrepancies in research on aging

February 23, 2016

In matters of the fundamental molecular biology of aging, we mammals are not so different from tiny C.…
New Predictor of Cancer

February 19, 2016

Epigenetic age is a new way to measure your biological age. When your biological (epigenetic) age is older…
NYU study links life’s milestones to a non-circadian biological rhythm in teeth

January 7, 2016

The circadian rhythm, or “daily biological clock,” controls much of an organism’s regular pace of development, and this…
Update: Scientists find connections between disruption of biological clock and Alzheimer’s

March 29, 2015

Scientists from Oregon State University and the Oregon Health & Science University found out that disruption of the…
Disrupted biological clock linked to Alzheimer’s disease

March 27, 2015

New research has identified some of the processes by which molecules associated with neurological diseases can disrupt the…
Genetic switch regulates a plant’s internal clock based on temperature

September 23, 2014

Scientists have discovered a key molecular cog in a plant’s biological clock – one that modulates the speed…
The Sound of a Ticking Clock Speeds Up Women’s Biological Clock

September 1, 2014

Sound of a ticking clock can influence the biological clock. American psychologists Justin H. Moss and Jon K.…
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