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Researchers Obtain Key Insights Into How The Internal Body

Researchers Obtain Key Insights Into How The Internal Body Clock Is Tuned

UT Southwestern Medical Center Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have found a new way that internal body clocks are regulated by a type of molecule known as long non-coding RNA. The internal body clocks, called circadian clocks,...

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astronaut sleep deprivation
2014-08-09 04:53:30

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Astronauts tend to suffer from a significant amount of sleep deficiency in the weeks leading up to liftoff and throughout the duration of their missions, the authors of a 10-year research project being hailed as the largest-ever analysis of sleep habits before and during space flight report in Friday’s edition of The Lancet Neurology. As part of the study, experts from the Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) Division of Sleep and...

2014-07-17 12:23:58

Clone collection supports design of more robust plants for future food security LOS ANGELES, July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Researchers have created the first comprehensive library of genetic switches in plants, setting the stage for scientists around the globe to better understand how plants adapt to environmental changes and to design more robust plants for future food security. The collection, which took more than 8 years and $5 million to create, contains about 2,000...

Sedentary Behaviors Keep Night Owls From Regular Exercise Routines
2014-06-04 08:14:54

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A recent study published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology found that persons who stay up all night are bigger risk takers than those who get a regular night’s sleep. While that research looked at the financial aspect of taking risks, it is likely that another risky move associated with night owls is not getting regular exercise. A new study published in the journal Sleep, and to be presented June 4 in Minneapolis,...

2014-05-21 12:26:32

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology A possible pharmacology objective for chemotherapy 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. The circadian system, better known as our biological clock, is responsible for coordinating all the processes that take place in our organism. If it does not function correctly, what is...

2014-05-15 11:30:02

Texas A&M AgriLife Communications A team of Texas A&M University System scientists have investigated how "body clock dysregulation" might affect obesity-related metabolic disorders. The team was led by Dr. Chaodong Wu, associate professor in the department of nutrition and food sciences of Texas A&M's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and Dr. David Earnest, professor in the department of neuroscience and experimental therapeutics, Texas A&M Health Science Center....

2014-04-16 10:13:27

All organisms, from mammals to fungi, have daily cycles controlled by a tightly regulated internal clock, called the circadian clock. The whole-body circadian clock, influenced by the exposure to light, dictates the wake-sleep cycle. At the cellular level, the clock is controlled by a complex network of genes and proteins that switch each other on and off based on cues from their environment. Most genes involved in the regulation of the circadian clock have been characterized, but Akihiro...

jetlag
2014-04-11 10:03:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it’s during a hum-drum work trip or the vacation of a lifetime, jet lag can disrupt daytime activities and make sleeping at night extremely difficult. A new app based on previous research and mathematical modeling claims to cure or prevent jet lag in three days by guiding a traveler’s exposure to light. Described by a paper in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, the new program applies the concept of...

A Good Dose Of Morning Sunlight Keeps Off The Pounds: Study
2014-04-03 09:43:40

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online By most accounts, a healthy lifestyle should include a balanced diet, regular exercise, and – according to a new study published in the journal PLOS ONE – a long dose of bright light in the morning. In the study, researchers from Northwestern University found that the time, strength and duration of light exposure is directly linked to body mass index (BMI), even after considering confounding factors. "The earlier this light...

Daylight Saving Time
2014-03-31 12:10:41

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Daylight saving time – some people love it and some hate it. Those who dislike losing an hour of sleep once a year may have a strong argument against daylight saving time as a new study has found an increase in heart attacks is linked to the Monday after we “spring ahead.” According to the report, which was presented at the American College of Cardiology's 63rd Annual Scientific Sessions in Washington, DC and published online...

2014-03-14 23:23:40

Changing your lifestyle to become a morning person has become easier with the help of Rise-N-Shine’s revolutionary pill, Wake Up On Time. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) March 14, 2014 The 7th Annual World Sleep Day takes place on March 14, where members of the World Association of Sleep Medicine and the World Sleep Day Committee come together and educate the world on the importance of getting enough sleep. An astonishing 21% of adults get less than six hours of sleep each night, making it hard from...


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endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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