Latest Circadian rhythms Stories

2014-02-25 23:04:32

A new book documents how maximizing melatonin by avoiding blue light helps sleep and promotes formation of brown (beige) fat that burns excess pounds, according to Photonic Developments LLC (http://www.lowbluelights.com). University Heights, OH (PRWEB) February 25, 2014 A new book, “Another Weight Loss Gimmick? Maybe Not”, describes how brown or beige fat has become the focus of intense efforts by scientists to learn how it can be employed in fighting the worldwide epidemic of...

2014-02-25 08:32:36

"Restorative Sleep Without Drugs or Alcohol" designed to help troubled sleepers enjoy the many benefits of restful sleep BOISE, Idaho, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- National Sleep Awareness Week 2014 is being held March 2-9. This sleep focused week celebrates the amazing health benefits restful sleep can provide, if one is capable of falling asleep and staying asleep throughout the night. Sleep benefits include: an increase in mental and physical energy, a brighter more positive...

2014-02-20 12:06:56

Progressive degeneration of photoreceptors—the rods and cones of the eyes—causes blinding diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration. While there are currently no available treatments to reverse this degeneration, a newly developed compound allows other cells in the eye to act like photoreceptors. As described in a study appearing in the February 19 issue of the Cell Press journal Neuron, the compound may be a potential drug candidate for treating patients...

2014-02-03 23:25:00

ActiGraph, a leading provider of objective physical activity and sleep/wake measurement solutions for the global research community, has launched a new proximity tagging feature for its suite of Bluetooth Smart activity monitors, providing researchers with new and unique opportunities to enhance the contextual meaning of their actigraphy data. Pensacola, FL (PRWEB) February 03, 2014 ActiGraph, a leading provider of objective physical activity and sleep/wake measurement solutions for the...

2014-01-29 23:22:49

When you get up at night and expose you and your baby’s eyes to light, it will cut off your melatonin and make it hard to fall sleep again. 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 29, 2014 The new book “Pregnant? New Baby? Need Sleep!” by Richard Hansler PhD describes how understanding how light affects human beings can make having a baby more fun. Dr. Hansler is an...

Circadian Rhythm Key Treating Metabolic Disorders
2014-01-29 12:57:38

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online New therapies for obesity and diabetes could be developed based on a study that looks at circadian rhythms and the body's internal clock. The mammalian circadian rhythm is the 24-hour oscillations of biological processes that take place in living organisms. University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) researchers studying this clock have found a way to help reset the metabolic clock, which could help people suffering from metabolic...

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...

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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