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Evidence Found To Support Nocturnal Bottleneck Theory
2012-11-01 09:33:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Most species of diurnal mammals have retained the imprint of nocturnal life in their eye structures since the age of dinosaurs. According to a new study from The University of Texas at Austin and Midwestern University, anthropoid primates - including humans, monkeys and apes - are the only groups that deviate from this pattern. This study is the first to provide a large-scale body of evidence for the "nocturnal bottleneck theory,"...

Your Personality Depends On How You Sleep At Night
2012-10-19 10:57:28

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online How do you sleep at night? Do you sleep on your tummy with limbs out-stretched? Do you lay curled up in a fetal position? Or do you sleep like a log? It is probably safe to say that most of you do not think much about the way you get your Zzzs at night. But would you if you knew that the way you sleep could tell a lot about the type of personality you have? According to body language expert Robert Phipps, the way people sleep at...

2012-10-15 07:28:36

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vanda Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VNDA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of products for the treatment of central nervous system disorders, reported today that tasimelteon has been shown for the first time to restore daily cortisol rhythms in totally blind patients suffering from Non-24-Hour Disorder (Non-24). Tasimelteon was previously reported to entrain the 24-hour rhythm of melatonin secretion in...

2012-10-13 04:03:55

Portland-based Pawsitive Lighting launches the Sol Box, which is the first and only light box designed to treat seasonal affective disorder in cats and dogs. By simulating sunlight, the Sol Box works as a natural antidepressant to fight winter depression. Portland, OR (PRWEB) October 11, 2012 Temperatures are dropping as we near the winter season, but do we have more than just cold weather to fear? Many parts of the country receive little to no sunlight during these frigid months and it...

2012-10-05 14:25:56

Biologists from New York University have uncovered new ways our biological clock's neurons use electrical activity to help keep behavioral rhythms in order. The findings, which appear in the journal Current Biology, also point to fresh directions for exploring sleep disorders and related afflictions. "This process helps explain how our biological clocks keep such amazingly good time," said Justin Blau, an associate professor of biology at NYU and one of the study's authors. Blau added...

2012-10-03 06:24:38

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Mickey Hart, Grateful Dead percussionist, and neurologist Adam Gazzaley, M.D., Ph.D., professor at the University of California San Francisco made history by becoming the first to sonify and visualize brain activity in real time in front of a live audience. The two did so at the closing session of Life @50+, the AARP National Event & Expo in New Orleans on September 22(nd). To see footage from the event, go to...

Exercise And Melatonin Benefit Alzheimer’s Patients
2012-09-26 21:20:04

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Promising research indicates that a little physical exercise in addition to some melatonin might work to help out Alzheimer's patients. A study carried out on mice with three different mutations of Alzheimer's disease found that the combination of physical exercise and the daily intake of melatonin had a synergistic effect against brain deterioration. "For years we have known that the combination of different anti-aging...

2012-09-18 02:27:48

WAITSFIELD, Vt., Sept. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The new HappyLightLiberty from Verilux®, the Healthy Lighting Company, means good news for everyone who has experienced decreased mood and energy levels, increased appetite, sleeplessness and other symptoms of the Winter Blues. Up to six times smaller than other energy lamps of comparable light output, Liberty is ideal for easy and convenient use at home, work or dorm room. It delivers a true 10,000 LUX of light intensity, so users can be...

2012-09-08 23:02:32

A new study from the University of Toronto suggests what many suspected all along; that morning risers are happier than their late night counterparts and have a more positive and upbeat outlook. Cathy Beggan, founder of Rise-N-Shine, LLC, early morning specialist and creator of Wake Up On Time, the “alarm clock inside of a pill”, recommends the following tips to help turn night owls into early birds overnight. Sparta, NJ (PRWEB) September 07, 2012 A new study from the...

2012-08-30 23:02:41

Individuals suffering from disturbed or troubled sleep can be at serious risk for long-term health issues. SleepDisorders.com aims to connect these individuals with local sleep specialists to help them get the treatment they deserve. Irvine, California (PRWEB) August 29, 2012 Keeping in mind the millions of Americans that suffer from sleep problems, SleepDisorders.com has developed a Question and Answer based community that brings sleep disorder sufferers closer to knowledgeable sleep...


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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