Latest Circadian rhythms Stories
Consistently going to sleep and waking up at the same time each day can have a positive impact on your body weight, researchers from Brigham Young University (BYU) claim in a new study.
Consumption of caffeine, even six hours before bedtime, can have significant, disruptive effects on sleep. The study, from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, was published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine.
In a study of 2,700 adolescents in middle and high school, researchers found that those who stay up later are more likely to struggle academically and emotionally.
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers report that disrupting the light-dark cycle of mice increased their susceptibility to inflammatory disease, indicating that the production of a key immune cell is controlled by the body’s circadian clock.
Tricking algae's biological clock to remain in its daytime setting can dramatically boost the amount of valuable compounds that these simple marine plants can produce when they are grown in constant light.
A small molecule called VIP, known to synchronize time-keeping neurons in the brain's biological clock, has the startling effect of desynchronizing them at higher dosages, says a research team at Washington University in St. Louis.
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....
- Large; stout; burly.