Latest Circadian rhythms Stories

2014-01-28 23:03:54

An early stage study shows melatonin – a hormone that regulates the body’s sleep and awake cycles – may have the potential to help slow the growth of certain breast cancer tumors, according to researchers from Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit and Foundation for Research Support of the State of São Paulo. Detroit, Michigan (PRWEB) January 28, 2014 An early stage study shows melatonin – a hormone that regulates the body’s sleep and awake cycles – may have the potential to...

Smartphone Night productivity
2014-01-22 07:54:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Working on a smartphone late at night can ruin a good night’s sleep and drain productivity the following day, according to new research from the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. “Smartphones are enormously valuable for helping people fit work activity into times and places outside of the office,” the researchers said. “However, our new research indicates the greater connectivity comes at a cost:...

Health Effects Of Jet Lag Night Shift
2014-01-21 14:07:33

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sleep and systems biology researchers from the University of Surrey found that jet lag or working the late shift could have a significant impact on health. Researchers placed 22 participants on a 28-hour day schedule, delaying their sleep-wake cycle by four hours each day until sleep occurred during the middle of the day. The team then collected blood samples to measure the participants' rhythms of gene expression. The...

Melatonin May Play A Role In Reducing Risk Of Prostate Cancer
2014-01-20 03:56:23

American Association for Cancer Research Higher levels of melatonin, a hormone involved in the sleep-wake cycle, may suggest decreased risk for developing advanced prostate cancer, according to results presented in San Diego at the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research, held Jan. 18-21. Melatonin is a hormone that is produced exclusively at night in the dark and is an important output of the circadian rhythm, or the body's inherent 24-hour...

2014-01-18 23:02:32

The new “Tips On How To Avoid Jet Lag” article on the website Vkool.com provides people with useful tips on preventing and coping with jet lag effectively. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) January 18, 2014 The new “Tips On How To Avoid Jet Lag” article on the site Vkool.com delivers simple tips on how to prevent jet lag safely. This article is specifically designed for those people who love traveling and want to decrease jet lag symptoms without using any kind of drugs or medications. At the...

2014-01-15 16:23:38

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The holidays have come and gone. Most of the country has already been in a deep freeze, and there are still long, harsh months of winter yet to come. It's no wonder many people come down with a case of the "winter blues." This bummed out reaction occurs when the days are shorter and you spend much more time inside. To combat these feelings, you might try light therapy, and increasing physical activity. If it lasts more than a fleeting day or two, it...

2014-01-15 14:20:42

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have identified key molecular components linking circadian rhythms and cell division cycles in Neurospora crassa, providing insights that could lead to improved disease treatments and drug delivery. The researchers in the UC College of Medicine Department of Molecular and Cellular Physiology, led by Christian Hong, PhD, published their findings Monday, Jan. 13, online ahead of print in PNAS (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)....

2014-01-14 23:04:00

Exposing your eyes to ordinary light when you get up at night may cut off your melatonin and reset your circadian (internal) clock, making it hard for you and your unborn baby to sleep. Light bulbs that don’t make the blue rays that kill melatonin are now available at http://www.lowbluelights.com. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 The new book “Pregnant? New Baby? Need Sleep!” by Richard Hansler PhD describes how understanding how light affects human beings can make...

CES 2014: New Sleep Number Bed Takes Snoring Out Of The Equation
2014-01-09 08:33:21

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Sometimes a snoring sleeping partner requires a little nudge to stop them from ruining your sleep, but what if a little shove isn’t enough? The latest Sleep Number bed may have you covered, as the new x12 model has a Partner Snore button that raises the head of the offending sleeper's side of the bed. That button is just one of many new features in the new $8,000 bed. In addition to having the adjustable firmness feature that made...

Feeling Blue? Some Say Today Is The Most Depressing Day Of The Year
2014-01-06 07:36:10

[ Watch the Video: Blue Monday - The Most Depressing Day Of The Year ] Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online According to a UK psychologist, the third Monday of the month of January is considered to be the most depressing day of the year. And while the theory is based on a complex mathematical formula, some researchers feel that the actual bluest day of the year falls three weeks earlier, on the first Monday of the New Year. Blue Monday, as the date is known,...

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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