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Latest Circadian rhythms Stories

Women Who Maintain Consistent Sleep, Wake Times Have Less Body Fat
2013-11-19 07:02:20

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.

Caffeine Consumption Within Six Hours Of Bedtime May Disrupt Sleep
2013-11-15 05:45:10

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.

Late Nights May Cause Disruptions In Teenage Education, Emotions
2013-11-11 14:19:40

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.

Discovery May Accelerate Body's Response To Infection And Autoimmune Disorders
2013-11-08 08:57:46

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 Boosts Production Of Drugs And Biofuels
2013-11-07 13:15:53

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.

VIP Treatment For Jet Lag
2013-10-28 16:18:42

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.


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
adustion
  • The act of burning, scorching, or heating to dryness; the state or being thus heated or dried.
  • In medicine, cauterization.
The word 'adustion' comes from the Latin 'adustio', 'burning'.
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