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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...

Chemo Patients Benefit From Hair Circadian Clock
2013-05-21 10:00:16

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The discovery that mouse hair operates on a circadian clock has given researchers hope that cancer radiotherapy and chemotherapy could be scheduled later in the day in order to minimize hair loss in patients. According to the study, which was published online Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), experts from the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, the University of Southern California (USC) and...

Depression Can Alter A Person’s Circadian Clock At The Cellular Level
2013-05-14 07:16:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The circadian clock rhythms that help govern biological, hormonal and behavioral patterns in the human body are altered at the cellular level in people suffering from depression, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). According to the researchers, every cell in the human body operates on a 24-hour clock, with the brain serving as the timekeeper that helps keep things...

2013-04-27 23:02:22

Nurses with the highest melatonin production have about half the type 2 diabetes of those with the lowest melatonin, according to the Harvard study. Orange eyeglasses that eliminate blue light, (available from Photonic Developments LLC) help maximize melatonin production. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 In the April 3, 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health describe the results of a 13 year study of...


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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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.