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Health Effects Of Jet Lag Night Shift
2014-01-21 14:07:33

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.

2014-01-15 14:20:42

Researchers at the University of Cincinnati (UC) have identified key molecular components linking circadian rhythms and cell division cycles in Neurospora crassa, providing insights that could lead to improved disease treatments and drug delivery.

2013-12-20 10:34:33

A high-fat diet affects the molecular mechanism controlling the internal body clock that regulates metabolic functions in the liver.

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.

Internal Clock Helps Marine Animals Follow The Tides
2013-09-26 15:39:27

New research finds that marine animals have not only a built-in circadian clock, but also a separate internal clock that helps them follow tidal patterns.

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

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.

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

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.

2013-07-01 14:40:41

Most of our physiological functions fluctuate throughout the day.

2013-06-19 14:29:34

Inside each of us is our own internal timing device.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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