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2014-08-17 02:00:17

Salk Institute for Biological Studies Salk researchers discover a master gene responsible for sleep and wake cycles, offering hope for a drug that could help reset sleep Scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies have identified a gene that regulates sleep and wake rhythms. The discovery of the role of this gene, called Lhx1, provides scientists with a potential therapeutic target to help night-shift workers or jet lagged travelers adjust to time differences more...

2014-05-14 23:12:35

By using the latest light therapy device from Nature Bright Company, Toine Schoutens guides the famous 3FM DJ Giel Beelen from the Netherlands through his world record attempt "Longest Marathon, Radio broadcast." Irvine, California (PRWEB) May 14, 2014 On Monday May 12 at 6.00 a.m., Giel Beelen starts the biggest challenge of his career. He will try to obtain the Guinness World Record “Longest Marathon, Radio DJ”. Two years ago the Belgian DJ Peter van der Veire of MNM (VRT)...

2014-05-14 08:24:42

ALBANY, New York, May 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a new report published by Transparency Market Research "Melatonin Market for Food & Beverages, Dietary Supplements, Medicine and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019", the global demand for the phenolic resins was valued at USD 504 million in 2012 and is expected to reach USD 1,300.0 million in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 14.7% between 2013 and 2019....

2014-04-11 10:03:42

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Whether it’s during a hum-drum work trip or the vacation of a lifetime, jet lag can disrupt daytime activities and make sleeping at night extremely difficult. A new app based on previous research and mathematical modeling claims to cure or prevent jet lag in three days by guiding a traveler’s exposure to light. Described by a paper in the journal PLOS Computational Biology, the new program applies the concept of...

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...

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...

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

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 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. The study published in the Nov. 8 edition of Science identifies a previously hidden pathway by which the body’s circadian clock controls the numbers of key inflammatory cells called...

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

Washington University in St. Louis A brain chemical that desynchronizes the cells in the biological clock helps the clock adjust more quickly to abrupt shifts in daily light/dark schedules such as those that plague modern life 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. Far from being catastrophic,...

Discovery Of ‘Molecular Brakes’ Could Lead To Possible Cure For Jet Lag
2013-08-31 07:10:59

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports – Your Universe Online Researchers have reportedly located a biological trigger for jet lag -- a discovery that could lead to the development of new drugs designed to help people recover more quickly from travel into new time zones. Writing in the August 29 edition of the journal Cell, the study’s authors explain they have pinpointed a protein known as SIK1, which apparently plays a key role in preventing the body’s internal circadian clock from...

How Is Protein Synthesis Controlled In The Brain Clock?
2013-08-22 05:21:41

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Many factors keep us from getting a good night’s sleep. Prime culprits include overnight flights across the ocean, graveyard shifts, and stress-induced insomnia. A new study from McGill and Concordia Universities gives hope, however, that these common sleep disturbances may one day be put to bed. The Earth’s rotation is responsible for creating day and night, and the daily rhythms of all living beings. Mammals have a “circadian...

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