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2013-06-19 14:29:34

Gladstone-led study sheds light on molecular basis for metabolic health and disease Inside each of us is our own internal timing device. It drives everything from sleep cycles to metabolism, but the inner-workings of this so-called "circadian clock" are complex, and the molecular processes behind it have long eluded scientists. But now, researchers at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered how one important protein falls under direct instructions from the body's circadian clock....

Diverse Activity Patterns Of Birds During The Arctic Breeding Season
2013-06-19 11:17:58

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Our internal circadian clock regulates daily life processes and is synchronized by external cues, the so-called Zeitgebers. The main cue is the light-dark cycle, whose strength is largely reduced in extreme habitats such as in the Arctic during the polar summer. Using a radiotelemetry system a team of researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology have now found, in four bird species in Alaska, different daily activity patterns ranging from strictly...

Urban Blackbirds Have Faster Circadian Rhythms Than Rural Relatives
2013-06-19 10:27:24

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online 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. Along with ornithologists from the University of Maine and the University of Glasgow in Scotland, the Max Planck researchers studied the circadian rhythm of both urban and...

2013-06-04 23:26:56

A new salivary melatonin immunoassay promises precise and accurate results in less time by utilizing an exclusive antibody engineered by Salimetrics. The Salimetrics propriety format allows melatonin assay results in four hours with a single sample and one wash step. State College, PA (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 The new Salimetrics Melatonin EIA Kit has sub picogram/mL analytical sensitivity with excellent precision and accuracy. “Other commercially available melatonin ELISA methodologies...

Shift Work May Affect Sleep Patterns In Offshore Workers
2013-05-31 13:47:23

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Working long and late shifts on an offshore oil rig can affect your circadian rhythm, creating sleep troubles, says a new study from the University of Bergen (UiB) in Norway. While this seems like commonly understood logic, researcher Siri Waage with the UiB´s Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care says that the long hours and late nights don´t have the same effect on oil workers on dry land. She studied...


Latest Circadian rhythms Reference Libraries

Pineal Gland
2013-04-30 10:31:18

The pineal gland, also called the epiphysis cerebri, is an endocrine organ located in the brain. Its primary function is to regulate the sleep cycle and influence sexual development. It is a reddish-gray glandular structure that forms the roof of the third ventricle in the brain, between the two lateral ventricles, tucked in a groove near the thalamic bodies. Its body is relatively the size of a grain of rice; it’s shaped like a pine cone and has an infindibular stalk projecting from it....

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