Latest Chronobiology Stories
Patients receiving chemical treatment for cancer often suffer fatigue and body weight loss, two of the most worrying effects of this therapy linked to the alteration of their circadian rhythms.
A small molecule called VIP, known to synchronize time-keeping neurons in the brain's biological clock, has the startling effect of desynchronizing them at higher dosages, says a research team at Washington University in St. Louis.
New research finds that marine animals have not only a built-in circadian clock, but also a separate internal clock that helps them follow tidal patterns.
Many factors keep us from getting a good night’s sleep. Prime culprits include overnight flights across the ocean, graveyard shifts, and stress-induced insomnia.
According to a recently published study, the circadian clocks of eight people were successfully synched with the timing of sunrise and sunset by doing nothing more than spending one week exposed only to natural light while camping in the Rocky Mountains.
Our internal circadian clock regulates daily life processes and is synchronized by external cues, the so-called Zeitgebers.
For years we have known about the differences between city slickers and country bumpkins, but a new study from the Max Planck Institute in Germany has shown that the different environments can have different effects on an organism’s natural biological rhythms.
Biologists from New York University have uncovered new ways our biological clock's neurons use electrical activity to help keep behavioral rhythms in order.
When Thomas Edison tested the first light bulb in 1879, he could never have imagined that his invention could one day contribute to a global obesity epidemic.
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