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Depression Can Alter A Person’s Circadian Clock At The Cellular Level
2013-05-14 07:16:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The circadian clock rhythms that help govern biological, hormonal and behavioral patterns in the human body are altered at the cellular level in people suffering from depression, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). According to the researchers, every cell in the human body operates on a 24-hour clock, with the brain serving as the timekeeper that helps keep things...

2013-04-27 23:02:22

Nurses with the highest melatonin production have about half the type 2 diabetes of those with the lowest melatonin, according to the Harvard study. Orange eyeglasses that eliminate blue light, (available from Photonic Developments LLC) help maximize melatonin production. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) April 27, 2013 In the April 3, 2013 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association scientists from the Harvard School of Public Health describe the results of a 13 year study of...

2013-04-25 19:43:33

Melatonin injections delayed symptom onset and reduced mortality in a mouse model of the neurodegenerative condition amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's disease, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. In a report published online ahead of print in the journal Neurobiology of Disease, the team revealed that receptors for melatonin are found in the nerve cells, a finding that could launch novel therapeutic approaches....

Bobtail Squid Get A Little Body Clock Help From Vibrio Fischeri
2013-04-02 12:54:17

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study on glowing bacteria found within Hawaiian bobtail squid could change the way scientists look at symbiotic microorganisms. The study, which was recently published in the journal mBio, showed the Vibrio fischeri bacteria in the squid´s light organ not only camouflage the animal at night — the bacteria also influence a gene that entrains, or synchronizes, the cephalopod´s circadian rhythms. "To our...

2013-03-26 08:28:52

NIJMEGEN, the Netherlands, March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- A study published today in Biological Psychiatry sheds new light on the increasing rates (prevalence) of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, known as ADHD. This study found that "sunny" regions with high solar intensity, such as the US states of California, Arizona, and Colorado, and countries like Spain and Mexico have lower prevalence of ADHD. An apparent protective effect of sunlight accounted for 34-57% of the...

2013-03-22 00:20:36

HOUSTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- For many years, Apnix Sleep Diagnostics has been helping people throughout the Houston area and beyond to determine if they have a sleep disorder and to find a treatment option that works well for their needs. This highly reputable sleep center has recently announced that it is opening new sleep study facilities throughout the Houston area to better serve its patients. Apnix Sleep Diagnostics strives to provide its patients with the best overall...

2013-03-05 12:29:19

ROCHESTER, Minn., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Many older adults accept problems with their sleep as an inevitable part of aging. But what if sleep problems aren't a natural part of getting older? On Friday, March 15, 2013, World Sleep Day will be celebrated all over the globe. This annual event is a celebration of sleep and a call to action on important issues related to sleep. This year's theme is "Good Sleep, Healthy Aging," which draws needed attention to common complaints...

Prolonged Disruptions In Sleep Can Wreak Havoc On Your Genes
2013-02-26 14:58:33

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Lack of sleep has long been known to have a negative impact on a person´s physiology, but a new study from researchers at the University of Surrey in the UK has found wide-ranging genetic implications that are associated with sleep deprivation. According to the team´s report, which appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the function of over 700 genes were affected by sub-standard...

2013-02-25 23:04:15

While warning of the danger of using light at night, this report, funded by the National Institutes of Health, failed to include reference to the possible benefit of using light bulls that filter out the blue rays known to suppress melatonin, that are available from Photonic Developments LLC at http://www.LowBlueLights.com. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 The 260 page report, out this month, from the Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating...

2013-02-25 23:03:46

Photonic Developments announced today it is entering a new market (dog owners) for its Low Blue Lights. A customer repoorted, my dog is usually a little hyper but with low blue lights is mellow and cuddly. University Heights, OH (PRWEB) February 25, 2013 The folks at Photonic Developments LLC were pleased to receive this email from a customer. From:     xxxxxxx@gmail.com Date: Thu, Feb.7, 2013 at 11:07 PM Subject: Excellent products To; contact(at)lowbluelights(dot)com...


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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