circadian clock

Liver’s role vital in regulating body clock


May 4th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 4 (IANS) Jet setters, shift workers and even obese people stand to gain from a key discovery about the liver playing a vital role in managing the body's ... Read more...

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Intense light reduces heart attack risks


April 26th, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Intense white light may be the latest way to prevent heart attacks besides other ways like cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), aspirin and clot-busters, according to a study."The ... Read more...

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Scientists discover better drugs for sleep problems


April 9th, 2012 - 12:50 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 9 (IANS) The discovery of cellular switches in the bio-clock that tells the body when to sleep and metabolise food may lead to new drugs to treat sleep ... Read more...

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Tweaking plants’ bio-clock can revolutionise food output


September 4th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 4 (IANS) Tweaking the biological clock of plants could make global food shortages a thing of the past. "Farmers are limited by the seasons, but by understanding the ... Read more...

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Glial brain cells that regulate circadian rhythms identified


April 15th, 2011 - 10:35 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 15 (ANI): A study has found that a group of glial brain cells called astrocytes regulate the circadian system that controls normal sleep patterns.Neuroscientists from Tufts University School of Medicine ... Read more...

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Plants depend on circadian rhythms to survive freezing weather


April 13th, 2011 - 5:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): A study has found that plants depend on circadian rhythms, which are physical, mental and behavioural changes that follow a 24-hour cycle, to survive freezing temperatures.Michael Thomashow, University ... Read more...

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Obesity ‘likely to upset key gene clock in cardiovascular system’


April 12th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 12 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at the Georgia Health Sciences University in Augusta have found that that obesity might shut down a key gene clock that regulates the ... Read more...

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Round-the-clock lifestyle affects metabolism, behaviour


February 28th, 2011 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 28 (IANS) Our modern, round-the-clock lifestyle seems to derail metabolism, learning and behaviour in ways that we're just beginning to understand.Researchers led by Ilia Karatsoreos, postdoctoral scholar in Hatch Lab ... Read more...

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Why some people find it difficult to wake up in the morning


February 17th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists at Northwestern University have found a new mechanism in the core gears of the circadian clock.They have discovered that the loss of a certain gene, dubbed "twenty-four," ... Read more...

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Our body clock unchanged for millions of years


January 28th, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
London, Jan 28 (IANS) The inner clock that regulates the behaviour of all life forms has existed for millions of years - unchanged.The finding could shed light on a range of human ... Read more...

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How migratory butterflies use ‘compass and sunlight’ to find their way


January 27th, 2011 - 5:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 27 (ANI): A new study examines how migratory monarch butterflies use an internal compass and skylight cues to navigate from eastern North America to Mexico each fall."In general, this ... Read more...

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Mechanism that controls 24-hour clock of all forms of life discovered


January 27th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 27 (ANI): Scientists have discovered the mechanism that controls the internal 24-hour clock of all forms of life from human cells to algae.Not only does the research provide important insight ... Read more...

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Link between light signal and circadian rhythms discovered


December 30th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 30 (ANI): Scientists at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have pinpointed the link between light signal and circadian rhythms.Aziz Sancar, and his colleagues have identified the genes ... Read more...

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Worms provide insights into human biological clock


December 18th, 2010 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 18 (ANI): A new study from University of Nevada, Reno, has found that the circadian clock of the Caenorhabditis elegans worm could provide important insights into the mammalian circadian clock."Circadian ... Read more...

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Similar gene controls plant, human clocks


December 2nd, 2010 - 4:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 2 (ANI): UC Davis researchers have identified a gene that controls part of the 'tick tock' in a plant's circadian clock. And not only is the plant gene very similar ... Read more...

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How body clock synchronizes to day and night cycle


November 12th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): French researchers have unveiled a mechanism that explains how biological clock works in sync with the day and night cycle despite large fluctuations in light intensity during the ... Read more...

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New mechanism regulating body’s 24-hour clock identified


November 12th, 2010 - 3:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 12 (ANI): Scientists have identified for the first time a novel mechanism that regulates circadian rhythm, the master clock that controls the body's natural 24-hour physiological cycle.These new findings ... Read more...

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How body clock and sleep affect brain connections between night and day


October 7th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 7 (ANI): Using zebrafish, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have shown how the circadian clock and sleep affect the scope of neuron-to-neuron connections in a particular region of the ... Read more...

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Owl monkey only primate to exhibit ‘early birds’ and ‘night owls’ behaviour


September 4th, 2010 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 4 (ANI): University of Pennsylvania anthropologists have shown that in Azaro's owl monkeys, temperature and light are just as important environmental factors as the circadian rhythm that regulates periods of ... Read more...

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Chronic drinking can disrupt body clock


August 25th, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 25 (ANI): A study has found a link between dysregulation of circadian clock genes and chronic drinking in humans.Circadian rhythmicity is regulated by circadian clock genes, and animal studies have ... Read more...

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Drugs can reset body clock to ease psychiatric disorders


August 24th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 24 (IANS) It is possible to treat a host of health problems by resetting the body clock with the help of drugs. "This might include some psychiatric diseases and certain circadian ... Read more...

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New drug could make jet lag history


August 24th, 2010 - 12:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 24 (ANI): Now frequent flyers can heave a sigh of relief - with researchers having successfully tested a new drug that can reset and restart the natural 24-hour body clock ... Read more...

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Disruption in body clock genes could lead to diabetes


July 14th, 2010 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 14 (ANI): A new animal study has shown that disruption of two genes that control circadian rhythms can lead to diabetes.Circadian rhythms are cyclical patterns in biological activities, such as ... Read more...

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Circadian clock found in pancreas linked to diabetes


June 19th, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 19 (ANI): For the first time, researchers at Northwestern University have found that there also exists a circadian clock in the pancreas, which regulates the production of insulin, and that ... Read more...

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Switching off lights to avoid cancer


April 13th, 2010 - 2:38 am ICT by IANS
London, April 13 (IANS) Simply turning on a light at night for a few seconds to go to the toilet can cause changes that might lead to cancer, scientists claim. Researchers in ... Read more...

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Body clock disturbances linked to heart disease


December 14th, 2009 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
London, December 14 (ANI): A new study has found that cardiovascular disease is connected to disturbances in the body's 24-hour clock, technically called circadian clock.A team on Japanese researchers conducted a ... Read more...

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When you eat as important as what you eat


November 26th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 26 (IANS) When you eat may be just as vital to your wellbeing as what you eat, says an Indian-American researcher. Experiments in mice revealed that the daily waxing and ... Read more...

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When you eat may be as important as what you eat


November 25th, 2009 - 5:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 25 (ANI): Researchers have found that the timing of food intake may be as significant for the general well being as what is being eaten.Experts at the Salk Institute for ... Read more...

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How temperature synchronizes the body clock


October 30th, 2009 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 30 (ANI): A new study on the fruit-fly brain, conducted by scientists from Queen Mary, University of London, points to a possible mechanism by which temperature synchronizes the body clock ... Read more...

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Goggle-like device could improve sleep quality in elderly


May 30th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): Scientists from Lighting Research Centre (LRC) have developed a goggle-like device designed to deliver blue light directly to the eyes to improve sleep quality in older adults suffering ... Read more...

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Scientists model 3D structures of body clock-controlling proteins


April 11th, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 11 (ANI): Scripps Research scientists say that they have determined the molecular structure of a plant photolyase protein, which is very similar to the two proteins that control the circadian ... Read more...

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Recurring nightmares linked to Earth’s magnetic field


April 1st, 2009 - 2:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 1 (ANI): Stopped watching horror movies because of recurring nightmares? Well, don't give up on your 'telly-diet', for the reason behind the eventful nights is the Earth's magnetic field.According to ... Read more...

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How the body clock controls metabolism and ageing


March 20th, 2009 - 12:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): In a study on mice, a team of scientists have found how the biological circadian clock mechanism in animals corresponds with processes that control aging and metabolism. ... Read more...

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Body clock, metabolism link could lead to cancer treatment


March 13th, 2009 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Researchers at University of California, Irvine, have found that circadian rhythms, our own body clock, regulate energy levels in cells.According to researchers, the findings could provide greater ... Read more...

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Hitting cancer cells with chemo at right time may boost survival chances


January 14th, 2009 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 14 (ANI): The time of the day when cancer patients receive chemotherapy can impact their chances of survival, according to a new study. The study, conducted by the University of ... Read more...

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