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Circadian rhythm affects everything, even the day we see

December 22, 2019

Our bodies function in a cycle called circadian rhythm. It is our internal biological clock, which determines when…
Keeping Time: how the microbiome changes over time

October 22, 2019

For all the attention the human microbiome has been getting over the last few years, one aspect of…
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain

October 17, 2019

Squids, octopuses, cuttlefish, amphibians, and chameleon lizards are among the animals that can change the color of their…
With NIH support, FSU sleep detective taking closer look at human clock genes

October 10, 2019

The phrase “like clockwork” suggests that clocks never go haywire. But they do. So do the internal clocks…
Our sleeping habits are influenced by gender, age and geographical location

September 27, 2019

We definitely need sleep. However, some people sleep more than others.That oftentimes depends on how busy and healthy…
Teens sleep 43 more minutes per night after combo of two treatments, study finds

September 27, 2019

Teenagers got 43 more minutes of sleep a night after a four-week intervention that reset their body clocks…
Study gives the green light to the fruit fly’s color preference

September 20, 2019

For more than a century, the humble and ubiquitous fruit fly has helped scientists shed light on human…
Taking a Warm Shower 1-2 Hours before Bed Significantly Improves Sleep Quality

July 22, 2019

A systematic review of existing literature, conducted by researchers from the University of Texas at Austin, the University…
Did you know that people used to sleep twice per night? Maybe we should return to this regime?

July 22, 2019

You have to sleep at least 8 hours per night. Otherwise you’re not going to be able to…
Circadian clock can be readjusted – night owls can improve their lives with a simple tweak

June 25, 2019

Some people are night owls. They stay up very late and then fail to wake up early. In…
Princeton researchers discover link between circadian clock and fat metabolism

May 31, 2019

The enzyme Nocturnin, which governs daily tasks such as fat metabolism and energy usage, works in an entirely…
UCI research helps shed new light on circadian clocks

May 31, 2019

Can your liver sense when you’re staring at a television screen or cellphone late at night? Apparently so,…
Circadian Mechanism May Not Be Driver Behind Compound Linked to Obesity and Diabetes

May 24, 2019

Penn team shows the compound SR9009 – reported to work through the body’s circadian clock – can affect…
Being genetically programmed to rise early may lead to greater well-being

January 30, 2019

A large-scale genomic analysis has revealed some of the inner workings of the body clock, shedding new light…
Cancer has a biological clock and this drug may keep it from ticking

January 24, 2019

A new drug shows potential to halt cancer cells’ growth by stunting the cells’ biological clock. The findings…
Women who are ‘larks’ have a lower risk of developing breast cancer

November 12, 2018

Women who are ‘larks’, functioning better at the beginning of the day than the end of the day,…
Burst of morning gene activity tells plants when to flower

September 26, 2018

For angiosperms — or flowering plants — one of the most important decisions facing them each year is…
Study reveals night-time habits of captive flamingos

September 10, 2018

What do captive flamingos do at night, when their zoo or wildlife park is closed? Without the threat…
The brain’s internal clock continually takes its temperature

March 14, 2018

Circuits in the brain act as an internal clock to tell us it is time to sleep and…
How bright light keeps preschoolers wired at night

March 6, 2018

Parents struggling to get their preschoolers to fall asleep and stay asleep at night could likely see big…
Circadian Clock’s Inner Gears

September 8, 2017

Scientists have long known that circadian clocks—biochemical oscillators that control physiology, metabolism and behavior on a roughly 24-hour…
Link between biological clock and aging revealed

August 11, 2017

Scientists studying how aging affects the biological clock’s control of metabolism have discovered that a low-calorie diet helps…
Scientists use parasite’s internal clock to attack sleeping sickness

March 25, 2017

The parasite that causes deadly sleeping sickness has its own biological clock that makes it more vulnerable to…
How internal circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitability

November 15, 2016

A mechanism through which circadian clocks in neurons encode external daily rhythms of excitability allows pacesetter neurons to…
Artificial lighting and heating disrupt our natural body clock

November 13, 2016

Normal activity/sleep rhythms are extremely important for our health. However, they can get disrupted by a variety of…
Blast of thin air can reset circadian clocks

October 20, 2016

We might not think of our circadian clock until we are jetlagged, but scientists continue to puzzle over…
Study shows circadian rhythm does a lot more than keep time

August 23, 2016

A new study from University of Alberta geneticists shows that our circadian rhythm has a much more important…
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…
Out of Whack: Circadian Misalignment

February 9, 2016

Shift workers frequently undergo circadian misalignment, a disruption of the body clock, caused by inverted wake and sleep…
With a broken circadian clock, even a low-salt diet can raise resting blood pressure, promote disease

February 3, 2016

In the face of a disrupted circadian rhythm, a low-salt diet and a hormone known to constrict blood…
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