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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.

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

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).

2013-04-10 10:55:21

The Myc oncogene can disrupt the 24-hour internal rhythm in cancer cells. Postdoctoral fellow Brian Altman, PhD, and graduate student Annie Hsieh, MD, both from the in the lab of Chi Van Dang, MD, PhD, director of the Abramson Cancer Center, Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, present their data in the "Metabolic Pathway Regulation in Cancer" session at the 2013 American Association for Cancer Research meeting, Washington, D.C.,...

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

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 associated with sleep deprivation.

2013-02-23 23:02:26

Windows 8 opens up more opportunities for developers to offer educational apps that serve a wide variety of purposes.


Word of the Day
taphephobia
  • A morbid dread of being buried alive. Also spelled 'taphiphobia'.
The word 'taphephobia' comes from Greek roots meaning 'burial' and 'fear'.
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