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CMRE participates for the first time in the Science Festival 2012
How can science help fighting piracy? How are intelligent robots and cooperative networks taking over the underwater world? (2012-10-23)
Georgia State neuroscientist gets $1.3 million to study the human body's internal clock
Georgia State University's H. Elliott Albers, the Regents' Professor of Neuroscience and director of the Center for Behavioral Neuroscience, has received a four-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to study how the body's internal clock is (2012-10-22)
Collaborative model for promoting competence and success for students with ASD
This book is a must-have reference for professionals working with children with ASD--clinicians, scientist practitioners, researchers, and graduate students across many disciplines (2012-10-18)
ONR-sponsored scientist receives Nobel Prize in physics
A scientist whose work has been funded by the Office of Naval Research for more than 30 years received the Nobel Prize in physics Oct. (2012-10-15)
NYU researchers find electricity in biological clock
Biologists from NYU have uncovered new ways our biological clock's neurons use electrical activity to help keep behavioral rhythms in order. (2012-10-04)
In cancer, an embryonic gene-silencing mechanism gone awry
Many types of cancer could originate from a mechanism that cells use to silence genes. (2012-10-04)
Home-based assessment tool for dementia screening
Georgia Tech researchers have created a tool that allows adults to screen themselves for early signs of dementia. (2012-10-03)
Learning to live on Mars
The Martian day, which is about 40 minutes longer than an Earth day, can cause havoc with the internal 24-hour body clock. (2012-09-28)
NYU biologists uncover dynamic between biological clock and neuronal activity
Biologists at NYU have uncovered one way that biological clocks control neuronal activity--a discovery that sheds new light on sleep-wake cycles and offers potential new directions for research into therapies to address sleep disorders and jetlag. (2012-09-25)
Fruit flies reveal surprising new evolutionary link for studying human health
New research reveals that fruit flies and mammals may share a surprising evolutionary link in how they control body temperature through circadian rhythm, unlocking new ways to study the insects as models of human development and disease. (2012-09-13)
A carefully scheduled high-fat diet resets metabolism and prevents obesity
New research from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem shows a carefully scheduled high-fat diet can lead to a reduction in body weight and a unique metabolism in which ingested fats are not stored, but rather used for energy at times when no food is available. (2012-09-12)
Living against the clock: Does loss of daily rhythms cause obesity?
When Thomas Edison tested the first light bulb in 1879, he could never have imagined that his invention could one day contribute to a global obesity epidemic. (2012-08-29)
Metabolism in the brain fluctuates with circadian rhythm
The rhythm of life is driven by the cycles of day and night, and most organisms carry in their cells a common, (roughly) 24-hour beat. (2012-08-28)
Zebrafish study explains why the circadian rhythm affects your health
Disruptions to the circadian rhythm can affect the growth of blood vessels in the body, thus causing illnesses such as diabetes, obesity, and cancer, according to a new study from Linkoping University and Karolinska Institute in Sweden. (2012-08-28)
Circadian clock research may enable designer plants, and cancer and diabetes treatments
The Herman Frasch Foundation has awarded chemist Brian Zoltowski, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, a $250,000 grant for research that could enable plants to grow outside their normal environment. (2012-08-23)
NASA sees newborn Tropical Storm Joyce in the Central Atlantic
Tropical Depression 10 appeared more organized on NOAA's GOES-13 satellite imagery early on Aug. (2012-08-23)
How does body temperature reset the biological clock?
Ueli Schibler, professor at the University of Geneva, Switzerland, unveils a molecular mechanism by which body temperature rhythms influence the expression of 'clock genes' and synchronize local oscillators. (2012-08-23)
More sophisticated wiring, not just bigger brain, helped humans evolve beyond chimps
A new study pinpoints uniquely human patterns of gene activity in the brain that could shed light on how we evolved differently than our closest relative. (2012-08-22)
Acai counteracts oxidative stress, lengthens lifespan in fruit flies
Scientists found that a commercially available acai berry product can lengthen the lives of fruit flies, when the flies' lives are made short through additional oxidative stress. (2012-08-21)
Brain scans don't lie about age
It isn't uncommon for people to pass for ages much older or younger than their years, but researchers have now found that this feature doesn't apply to our brains. (2012-08-16)
Scientists discover molecular link between circadian clock disturbances and inflammatory diseases
Scientists have known for some time that throwing off the body's circadian rhythm can negatively affect body chemistry. (2012-08-01)
Childhood obesity may affect timing of puberty, create problems with reproduction
A dramatic increase in childhood obesity in recent decades may have impacts that go beyond the usual health concerns - it could be disrupting the timing of puberty and ultimately lead to a diminished ability to reproduce, especially in females. (2012-07-31)
Tel Aviv University researcher says plants can see, smell, feel, and taste
A new book from a Tel Aviv University scientist says research is discovering remarkable, hitherto unknown similarities between plants and humans -- and that these discoveries may lead to breakthroughs in fields as diverse as cancer research and food security. (2012-07-30)
Shift work linked to increased risk of heart attack and stroke
Shift work is associated with an increased risk of major vascular problems, such as heart attacks and strokes, concludes a study published on bmj.com today. (2012-07-26)
All-they-can-eat diet for lab mice and rats may foster inaccurate test results
The widespread practice of allowing laboratory rats and mice to eat as much as they want may be affecting the outcome of experiments in which scientists use these (2012-07-18)
Discovery of chemical that affects biological clock offers new way to treat diabetes
Biologists at UC San Diego have discovered a chemical that offers a completely new and promising direction for the development of drugs to treat metabolic disorders such as Type 2 diabetes -- a major public health concern in the United States due to the current obesity epidemic. (2012-07-12)
Just a question of time?
Function and significance of the biological clocks in polar planktonic organisms are the focus of the virtual Helmholtz Institute titled PolarTime starting July 1, 2012. (2012-07-04)
Study on fungi helps explain coal formation and may advance future biofuels production
The evolution of white rot fungi might have helped bring an end to the geologic period characterized by the formation of large coal deposits, and may help lay the groundwork for the future production of biofuels. (2012-06-28)
Clifford Saper, MD, PhD, receives Distinguished Scientist Award from the Sleep Research Society
Clifford Saper, MD, PhD, Chairman of the Department of Neurology at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and James Jackson Putnam Professor of Neurology and Neuroscience at Harvard Medical School, received the 2012 Distinguished Scientist Award from the Sleep Research Society (SRS). (2012-06-25)
Does night work put women's health at risk?
The results of a study carried out by the researchers of the Inserm unit 1018 and published in the International Journal of Cancer show that the risk of developing breast cancer is higher among women who have worked at night. (2012-06-19)
The role of dopamine in sleep regulation
A group of Spanish researchers has discovered a new function of the neurotransmitter dopamine in controlling sleep regulation. (2012-06-19)
UT Southwestern investigators provide first atomic-level images of the CLOCK complex
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have taken a major step toward understanding the cellular clock, mapping for the first time the atomic-level architecture of a key component of the timekeeper that governs the body's daily rhythms. (2012-06-04)
Researchers determine structure of 'batteries' of the biological clock
HHMI scientists have determined the three-dimensional structure of two proteins that help keep the body's clocks in sync. (2012-05-31)
It's in the genes: Research pinpoints how plants know when to flower
Scientists believe they've pinpointed the last crucial piece of the 80-year-old puzzle of how plants (2012-05-25)
Researchers uncover new ways sleep-wake patterns are like clockwork
Researchers at NYU and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered new ways neurons work together to ease the transition between sleep and wakefulness. (2012-05-23)
Females face different clock problem
A Northwestern University study shows that the biological clock is not the only clock women trying to conceive should consider. (2012-05-23)
Intensivists at night improve patient outcomes in some ICUs, says Pitt/UPMC team
Intensive care units that had no or limited access to critical care doctors during the day can improve patient outcomes by having the specialists, called intensivists, man the unit at night, according to a study led by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and UPMC. (2012-05-22)
Hitting snooze on the molecular clock: Rabies evolves slower in hibernating bats
The rate at which the rabies virus evolves in bats may depend heavily upon the ecological traits of its hosts, according to research from the University of Georgia, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium published May 17 in the journal PLoS Pathogens. (2012-05-18)
When you eat matters, not just what you eat
When it comes to weight gain, when you eat might be at least as important as what you eat. (2012-05-17)
Salk study may offer drug-free intervention to prevent obesity and diabetes
It turns out that when we eat may be as important as what we eat. (2012-05-17)
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