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Nurses sleep less before a scheduled shift, hindering patient care and safety
Nurses sleep nearly an hour and a half less before work days compared to days off, which hurts patient care and safety, finds a new study by researchers at NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing. (2019-12-12)
Combining science and design to measure our exposure to light
Daylight plays an essential role in sleep, alertness and hormone regulation. (2019-12-12)
Daylight saving time does not misalign human cycles
A study from Universidad de Sevilla describes the role of latitude and urges the European Commission to rethink its policy on summertime arrangements (2019-12-12)
Team finds link between vitamin A and brain response in Monarch butterflies
Biologists at Texas A&M University are making strides in understanding biological clock function in several model organisms and translating these studies into broader implications for human health. (2019-12-06)
Clinical study finds eating within 10-hour window may help stave off diabetes, heart disease
Researchers from the Salk Institute and the UC San Diego School of Medicine found that a 10-hour time-restricted eating intervention, when combined with traditional medications, resulted in weight loss, reduced abdominal fat, lower blood pressure and cholesterol for participants. (2019-12-05)
A momentous view on the birth of photoelectrons
The creation of photoelectrons through ionisation is one of the most fundamental processes in the interaction between light and matter. (2019-12-05)
Stanford scientists reliably predict people's age by measuring proteins in blood
Protein levels in people's blood can predict their age, a Stanford study has found. (2019-12-05)
Three types of cells help the brain tell day from night
Researchers at the Salk Institute report the discovery of three cell types in the eye that detect light and align the brain's circadian rhythm to our ambient light. (2019-12-05)
Weight for it: Time-restricted eating benefits those at risk for diabetes, heart disease
Researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine and the Salk Institute for Biological Studies reported a form of intermittent fasting, called time-restricted eating, improved the health of study participants who had been diagnosed with metabolic syndrome. (2019-12-05)
Eating in sync with biological clock could replace problematic diabetes treatment
A new Tel Aviv University study finds that a starch-rich breakfast consumed early in the morning coupled with a small dinner could replace insulin injections and other diabetes medications for many diabetics. (2019-12-03)
Compound controls biological clock with light
A chemical cage suppresses the activity of a biological clock regulator in the dark and releases it with light, showing potential for future treatments of circadian-clock-related diseases. (2019-11-30)
Babies in the womb may see more than we thought
Light-sensitive cells active in the retina even before the fetus can distinguish images may play a larger role in the developing eye and brain than previously thought. (2019-11-25)
The mechanism of programmed aging: The way to creation a real remedy for senescence
The mechanism of programed aging points the way to achieving unlimited healthy life: it is necessary to develop a means for managing bioenergetics. (2019-11-25)
How people trick themselves into thinking something is heavier than it really is
In a recent study published in PLOS One researchers from Hiroshima University and Nagoya Institute of Technology found that if you hold your car steering wheel at certain angles (1, 4, or 5 on the clock) then it's likely you're over or underestimating how much force you need to use to steer the car. (2019-11-20)
Huge tsunami hit Oman 1,000 years ago
15-meter high waves that pushed boulders the weight of a Leopard tank inland: This is more or less how one can imagine the tsunami that hit the coast of today's Sultanate of Oman about 1,000 years ago, as concluded by a recent study by the universities of Bonn, Jena, Freiburg and RWTH Aachen. (2019-11-19)
Stress hormone helps control the circadian rhythm of brain cells
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have shown how the brain's circadian rhythm in rats is, among other things, controlled by the stress hormone corticosterone -- in humans called cortisol. (2019-11-08)
What and how much we eat might change our internal clocks and hormone responses
For the first time, a study led by researchers at Helmholtz Zentrum München and the German Center for Diabetes Research (DZD) shows how glucocorticoid hormones, such as cortisol, control sugar and fat levels differently during day and night, feeding and fasting, rest and activity, over the course of 24 hours. (2019-11-08)
UCI-led study reveals non-image light sensing mechanism of circadian neurons
University of California, Irvine researchers reveal how an ancient flavoprotein response to ultra violet (UV), blue and red light informs internal circadian processes about the time of day. (2019-11-07)
Behavioral therapy for insomnia shows benefit for children with autism and their parents
Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine and the MU Thompson Center for Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders have found cognitive behavioral therapy can improve child and parent sleep, child behavior and parent fatigue. (2019-11-05)
What drives circadian rhythms at the poles?
Circadian clocks coordinate the organism to the alternating cycles of day and night. (2019-11-04)
Daylight Saving Time has long-term effects on health
The annual transition to and from daylight saving time (DST) has clinical implications that last longer than the days where clocks 'fall back' or 'spring forward.' (2019-11-04)
Dynamic images show rhomboid protease in action
Rhomboid proteases are clinically relevant membrane proteins that play a key role in various diseases. (2019-10-25)
Evolution is resetting the annual clock in migratory birds
The timing of spring migration is vital for birds. Returning too late comes at a cost. (2019-10-24)
NUS innovation paves the way for sensor interfaces that are 30 times smaller
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have invented a novel class of Digital-to-Analog (DAC) and Analog-to-Digital Converters (ADC) that can be entirely designed with a fully-automated digital design methodology. (2019-10-22)
JILA team demonstrates model system for distribution of more accurate time signals
JILA physicists and collaborators have demonstrated the first next-generation 'time scale' -- a system that incorporates data from multiple atomic clocks to produce a single highly accurate timekeeping signal for distribution. (2019-10-21)
Daily exposure to blue light may accelerate aging, even if it doesn't reach your eyes
Prolonged exposure to blue light, such as that which emanates from your phone, computer and household fixtures, could be affecting your longevity, even if it's not shining in your eyes. (2019-10-17)
Scientists discover skin keeps time independent of the brain
A study published Oct. 10 in Current Biology has now found that a type of opsin known as neuropsin is expressed in the hair follicles of mice and synchronize the skin's circadian clock to the light-dark cycle, independent of the eyes or brain. (2019-10-16)
Preclinical research helps explain why fatty livers are more susceptible to cancer
Fatty liver disease is contributing to an increase in liver cancer and basic scientists at The University of Texas Health Science at Houston (UTHealth) have new insight as to why. (2019-10-16)
Quantum paradox experiment may lead to more accurate clocks and sensors
More accurate clocks and sensors may result from a recently proposed experiment, linking an Einstein-devised paradox to quantum mechanics. (2019-10-15)
Novel technique helps explain why bright light keeps us awake
Researchers at the Salk Institute and UC San Diego are reporting a novel technique for tracing the activity of individual nerve fibers known as axons, and determining how neurons communicate. (2019-10-15)
New DNA 'clock' could help measure development in young children
Scientists have developed a molecular 'clock' that could reshape how pediatricians measure and monitor childhood growth and potentially allow for an earlier diagnosis of life-altering development disorders. (2019-10-15)
A reliable clock for your microbiome
The microbiome is a treasure trove of information about human health and disease, but getting it to reveal its secrets is challenging. (2019-10-11)
Chronobiology: Sleep and synaptic rhythms
Chronobiologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich, Germany, show in two articles in the journal Science how critical the sleep-wake cycle is for protein and phosphorylation dynamics in synapses to ultimately regulate its activity. (2019-10-11)
Secrets to climate change adaptation uncovered in the European corn borer moth
Biologists have found two genes that may permit some insect species to survive climate change by adjusting their biological annual clocks while others succumb. (2019-10-10)
Synaptic function closely tied to overall need for sleep, regardless of day or night
The natural need for sleep and the brain's synaptic function are closely linked, according to a pair of studies in mice, which suggest that sleep deprivation may also deprive the brain of key proteins required for synaptic activities including plasticity. (2019-10-10)
Study links sleep disturbances and Alzheimer's among Hispanics
Sleep disturbances among Hispanics may increase their risk of cognitive impairment and Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study led by a University of Miami Miller School neurologist and sleep expert. (2019-10-09)
Brain tissue kept alive for weeks on an artificial membrane
Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have developed a new system for keeping tissue viable for long-term study once transferred from an animal to a culture medium. (2019-10-09)
A timekeeper for siesta
External stimuli can rearrange the hierarchy of neuronal networks and influence behaviour. (2019-10-07)
Scientists find timekeepers of gut's immune system
Shift work and jet lag disrupt not just sleep cycles, but feeding and digestive cycles as well. (2019-10-04)
U of G researchers discover potential drug to treat heart attacks
Administered within hours of an attack, the potential drug would prevent scarring that can lead to heart failure. (2019-10-03)
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