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2014-06-27 14:59:09

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) By combining advanced mathematics with high-performance computing, scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Indiana University (IU) have developed a tool that allowed them to calculate a fundamental property of most atoms on the periodic table to historic accuracy—reducing error by a factor of a thousand in many cases. The technique also could be used to determine a host of other atomic properties...

2014-06-24 11:15:22

Warwick University Research led by the University of Warwick’s Systems Biology Centre and Warwick Medical School in collaboration with groups in Nice and Rotterdam has been able to demonstrate how the cycle of cell division in mammalian cells synchronises with the body’s own daily rhythm, its circadian clock. The study not only helps to explain why people with sustained disrupted circadian rhythms can be more susceptible to cancer, it may also help establish the optimal time of day to...

2014-06-18 23:12:45

A new video by ElementsDatabase.com presents curious facts about the chemical elements to get visitors and students excited about chemistry. (PRWEB) June 18, 2014 ElementsDatabase.com releases a new video (http://www.elementsdatabase.com) to present interesting facts about elements from the Periodic Table, their chemical and physical properties, occurrence, and more. The video introduces chemical elements, which are the building blocks of matter and the Universe, offering facts in an...

2014-05-21 12:26:32

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology A possible pharmacology objective for chemotherapy Patients receiving chemical treatment for cancer often suffer fatigue and body weight loss, two of the most worrying effects of this therapy linked to the alteration of their circadian rhythms. The circadian system, better known as our biological clock, is responsible for coordinating all the processes that take place in our organism. If it does not function correctly, what is...

2014-04-18 14:18:55

Fruit flies are pretty predictable when it comes to scheduling their days, with peaks of activity at dawn and dusk and rest times in between. Now, researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Cell Reports on April 17th have found that the clusters of brain cells responsible for each of those activity peaks—known as the morning and evening oscillators, respectively—don't work alone. For flies' internal clocks to follow the sun, cooperation is key. "Without proper synchronization,...

2014-04-16 10:13:27

All organisms, from mammals to fungi, have daily cycles controlled by a tightly regulated internal clock, called the circadian clock. The whole-body circadian clock, influenced by the exposure to light, dictates the wake-sleep cycle. At the cellular level, the clock is controlled by a complex network of genes and proteins that switch each other on and off based on cues from their environment. Most genes involved in the regulation of the circadian clock have been characterized, but Akihiro...

2014-04-01 15:15:55

To improve recovery for heart attack patients, hospitals should maintain normal day and night cycles for those patients during the first few days after the attack, say University of Guelph researchers. Their new study shows for the first time that interrupting diurnal rhythms impairs healing immediately after a heart attack, said Prof. Tami Martino of the Department of Biomedical Sciences. Researchers already knew that circadian rhythms, or day-night cycles, can affect timing of a heart...

2014-03-17 00:22:09

Achieves Steady Business Growth and Significant Progress in Market Development HONG KONG, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SINOPEC Engineering (Group) Co., Ltd. ("SINOPEC SEG", together with its subsidiaries known as the "Company") (stock code: 2386) today announces its annual results for the twelve months ended 31 December 2013 (the "Period"). Results Highlights -- The Company achieved total revenue of approximately RMB43.572 billion, up 13.1% year-on-year. Profit attributable to...

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...

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...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.