Latest period Stories

2010-12-02 00:45:37

A gene that controls part of the 'tick tock' in a plant's circadian clock has been identified by UC Davis researchers.

2010-11-16 12:50:13

UC Irvine researchers have discovered that circadian rhythms — the internal body clock — regulate fat metabolism.

2010-11-12 12:34:50

Researchers in France have uncovered a mechanism which explains how biological clocks accurately synchronize to the day/night cycle despite large fluctuations in light intensity during the day and from day to day.

2010-10-20 19:01:57

Daily sleeping and eating patterns are critical to human well-being and health.

2010-08-25 01:55:06

Circadian rhythmicity is regulated by circadian clock genes, and animal studies have shown that chronic drinking can alter expressions in these genes.

2010-03-19 10:26:03

Cell division in cyanobacteria controlled by same kind of circadian rhythms that govern human sleep.

2009-12-06 13:47:57

One of the pioneers in research on sleep:wake circadian genes, Amita Sehgal, PhD, has discovered that fruit flies' appetite and consumption are controlled by two rival sets of clocks, one in neurons and the other in the fly fat body, which is analogous to the liver.

2009-11-30 16:05:21

How does our biological system know that it is supposed to operate on a 24-hour cycle? Scientists

2009-11-25 10:03:18

Cycles of feeding and fasting drive circadian gene expression in the liver.

2009-11-12 22:36:24

A paper by University of Notre Dame biologist Giles Duffield and a team of researchers offers new insights into a gene that plays a key role in modulating the body's Circadian system and may also simultaneously modulate its metabolic system.

Word of the Day
  • A volcanic mudflow.
The word 'lahar' comes from Javanese.